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Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

[(von-i-guht)]

A twentieth-century American writer whose novels often include elements of humor and fantasy within a framework of the violence and alienation of modern life. His best-known works include Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five.

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