History Creator / KurtVonnegut

29th Sep '16 9:35:40 PM RevDave
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-->-- ''Timequake'', his final novel

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-->-- from ''Timequake'', his final novel
13th Jun '16 3:12:18 AM Geoduck
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* CreatorInJoke: Vonnegutt reuses the name "Diana Moon Glampers" from Literature/HarrisonBergeron, although unlike TheVerse examples discussed above, rather than being the same character, the two women are in fact polar opposites.
11th Jun '16 8:23:25 AM Geoduck
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* TheAtoner: Eliot Rosewater develops a Thing about supporting volunteer firemen after he [[spoiler: kills some of them in World War II Germany, mistaking them for soldiers.]]


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* LotsAndLotsOfCharacters: The storyline wanders around both Eliot and Fred Rosewater's hometowns, detailing the lives of their various inhabitants.
24th May '16 11:08:39 PM Wuz
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3rd May '16 10:06:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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* WindsOfDestinyChange: The titular effect from "Report on the Barnstable Effect" - anyone who thinks in just the right way can manipulate chance all around them. First manifesting as the ability to roll snake-eyes at will on two dice, it can allow its user to cause machines to fail at will around them. Horrified by the potential destructive power of the effect, Prof. Barnstable goes into hiding and dedicates his life to [[ActualPacifist rendering all weapons inert via his power]].
16th Feb '16 6:09:27 PM eroock
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->Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. [[YouAreNotAlone You are not alone.]]"
-->--''from {{Timequake}}, his final novel''

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->Many ->''"Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. [[YouAreNotAlone You are not alone.]]"
-->--''from {{Timequake}},
]]"''
-->-- ''Timequake'',
his final novel''
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11th Jan '16 7:55:51 PM jormis29
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: deliberately invoked; as Vonnegut points out in the preface, neutron bombs do a ''lot'' more damage than is suggested in the story, where [[spoiler:a neutron bomb is dropped on Midland City and kills all its inhabitants, but leaves buildings intact.]]

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: deliberately invoked; as Vonnegut points out in the preface, neutron bombs {{Neutron Bomb}}s do a ''lot'' more damage than is suggested in the story, where [[spoiler:a neutron bomb is dropped on Midland City and kills all its inhabitants, but leaves buildings intact.]]
7th Dec '15 10:04:19 AM Baeraad555
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Many novels have the protagonists of other novels turning up as side characters. In addition, even genuine bit players are given complex backstories and the narrator often makes a point of explaining what the events of the novel looks like to them. In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', Vonnegut writes that he tried to use this trope as often as possible, because he suspected that ProtagonistCenteredMorality in stories made people more selfish in real life.
20th Sep '15 7:48:46 PM AllenbysEyes
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Vonnegut served in WorldWarII. When in Germany he was captured by the enemy and brought to Dresden. Dresden was a German city known for its doll-making which, after conversion to war-production, produced light infantry equipment that was only of marginal military value. Because of those industries, and the railway lines which passed through it (and enabled German industries to continue functioning through the continued transportation of resources across the country), like all other German cities it was fire-bombed by the western Allies as part of their campaign to reduce German armaments production. [[CatchPhrase So it goes]]. This event would become a major theme in many of his books, especially the later ones.

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Despite having been an active anti-interventionist in college, Vonnegut served enlisted in WorldWarII. When in Germany the US Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was captured by the enemy and brought to Dresden. Dresden was a German city known for its doll-making which, after conversion to war-production, produced light infantry equipment that was only of marginal military value. Because of those industries, and the railway lines which passed through it (and enabled German industries to continue functioning through the continued transportation of resources across the country), like all other German cities it was fire-bombed by the western Allies as part of their campaign to reduce German armaments production. [[CatchPhrase So it goes]]. This event would become a major theme in many of his books, especially the later ones.
10th Sep '15 6:08:44 PM teenalphabro
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Vonnegut served in WorldWarII. When in Germany he was captured by the enemy and brought to Dresden. Dresden was German city known for its doll-making which, after conversion to war-production, produced light infantry equipment that was only of marginal military value. Because of those industries, and the railway lines which passed through it (and enabled German industries to continue functioning through the continued transportation of resources across the country), like all other German cities it was fire-bombed by the western Allies as part of their campaign to reduce German armaments production. [[CatchPhrase So it goes]]. This event would become a major theme in many of his books, especially the later ones.

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Vonnegut served in WorldWarII. When in Germany he was captured by the enemy and brought to Dresden. Dresden was a German city known for its doll-making which, after conversion to war-production, produced light infantry equipment that was only of marginal military value. Because of those industries, and the railway lines which passed through it (and enabled German industries to continue functioning through the continued transportation of resources across the country), like all other German cities it was fire-bombed by the western Allies as part of their campaign to reduce German armaments production. [[CatchPhrase So it goes]]. This event would become a major theme in many of his books, especially the later ones.
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