Kurt Vonnegut

If you’ve ever found yourself trapped in a chrono-synclastic infundibulum, or accosted by a renegade Tralfamadorian, you might need to check out BrainPOP’s movie on author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.! You’ll learn about the wartime event that haunted Vonnegut throughout his adult life, and how he transformed his memories into one of the most popular books of the 20th century. You’ll also find out how he turned the conventions of science-fiction on their head by combining stories about space travel with humor and autobiography, and how he used sci-fi to ask questions about religion, society, and the meaning of life. Finally, you’ll find out what made his novels so popular and influential. So be sure to click on this movie--it’ll be useful if you ever become unstuck in time.

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