This week’s question is from Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five.
Q: What book does Edgar Derby start reading in the infirmary while watching over Billy Pilgrim?
a) A Farewell to Arms
b) The Red Badge of Courage
c) Johnny Got His Gun
d) The Brothers Karamazov
Check back next week for the answer. The correct response to our previous question was A – Steven Paul directed the film adaptation of Slapstick.
Kurt often wrote of his first wife Jane with great respect and affection. In the following piece by Ginger Strand in The New Yorker, the author explores how Jane helped Kurt develop as a writer.
For more from Ginger Strand, read her interview with The Daily Vonnegut here:
Finally, here’s a 1987 appearance in which Kurt wonders what might happen to society when “the excrement hits the air conditioning.”