KURT VONNEGUT, JR. Poem signed: "Kurt Vonnegut", 1p, 7x11. Printed advertisement for 10-cent U.S. "Robert Frost" stamp with facsimile of handwritten poem by Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" printed over a copy of the illustration featured on the stamp. Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden on February 13, 1945 when it was firebombed by the U.S. and British air forces, killing 135,000 people overnight (twice the deaths of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan six months later). This experience was the basis for his most celebrated novel, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). Vonnegut had been quietly publishing novels since 1952 (Player Piano), but it was Slaughterhouse Five which earned him widespread recognition as one of America's most talented writers. His other books include Mother Night, Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions. Fine condition.
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