Two Stories by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

” The Big Trip Up Yonder” and “2 B R 0 2 B”. Michael Crichton, writing in The New Republic, said “he writes about the most excruciatingly painful things. His novels have attacked our deepest fears of automation and the bomb, our deepest political guilts, our fiercest hatreds and loves. No one else writes books on these subjects; they are inaccessible to normal novelists.”
Vonnegut’s works have evoked ire on several occasions. His most prominent novel, “Slaughterhouse-Five”, has been objected to or removed at various institutions in at least 18 instances. In the case of Island Trees School District v. Pico, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a school district’s ban on Slaughterhouse-Five—which the board had called “anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and just plain filthy”—and eight other novels was unconstitutional. When a school board in Republic, Missouri decided to withdraw Vonnegut’s novel from its libraries, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library offered a free copy to all the students of the district.  Enjoy!

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