“This is it”
For the curious cats:
Here, you'll find an abundance of information, facts, and figures regarding the life of the brillant Kurt Vonnegut.
The dates provided relate to:
- His loves and losses (for those of you who are gossip-minded).
- Publications of his novels, short story collections, and plays.
- Some of his other professional achievements
There are much more comprehensive sources on his biography, both in print and electronically.
Allen, William Rodney, ed. (1988). Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
Klinkowitz, J., & Lawler, D. L. (1977). Vonnegut in America: An introduction to the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence.
Reed, Peter J. & Leeds, Marc. (1994). The Vonnegut Chronicles: Interviews and Essay.Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Rackstraw, L. (2009). Love as always, Kurt: Vonnegut as I knew him. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.
Kaczmarek, J., Gordon, S. L., Meyer, R. C., Reeder, M., & Ambrose Video Publishing. (2007). Great American authors since 1650: 1958-Present. New York: Ambrose Video Publishing.
Shields, C. J. (2011). And so it goes: Kurt Vonnegut, a life. New York: Henry Holt and Co.
And one right from the horse's mouth!:
Vonnegut, K. (1991). Fates worse than death: An autobiographical collage of the 1980s. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Vonnegut Web a fan page has an excellent chronology on Kurt Vonnegut's life, which is where a lot of the dates in this section is derived from. This site gets a lot of their information from the print sources listed above and Wikipedia.
Wikipedia page for Kurt Vonnegut. An excellent source for factual information relating to Vonnegut.
Biography.com has Kurt Vonnegut Biography page. This uses the same facts but puts them in an article format, for those who prefer it.