Vonnegut's letters bear the stamp of disapproval
Letters by Kurt Vonnegut. Vintage Classics, €31.50.
Kurt Vonnegut's stock as a writer skyrocketed in the late 1960s with the publication of the book that he is chiefly remembered for - the semi-autobiographical World War II novel Slaughterhouse-Five - and it more or less stayed there until his death in 2007. The critical plaudits flowed like sweet honey, the good reviews rarely let up (with a few exceptions, as we shall see), and the cash kept rolling in.
But if this anthology of...
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