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‘I Was There’: On Kurt Vonnegut

William Deresiewicz, in the Nation, re-reads and re-evaluates Vonnegut’s novels:

“The cruelest thing you can do to Kerouac,” Hanif Kureishi has a character say in The Buddha of Suburbia, “is reread him at thirty-eight.” If that was true, I wondered as I opened the first two volumes of the Library of America’s ongoing series of the complete novels, then what of Vonnegut at a decade older still?