Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scouring Books: Mother Night

Mother Night
by Kurt Vonnegut

originally published in 1962

One of Vonnegut's bolder literary visions involves an American who becomes a notorious Nazi. One of the things that helped Vonnegut become a seminal author of his time was that he wrote about memories he himself was still trying to process, such as the horrific bombing of Dresden (the central event of Slaughterhouse-Five), an episode of WWII few people generally thought about, then or now, actually.

Bookshelf status: unread

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