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Novelist Vonnegut dies at 84

Thursday, April 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:03 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

NEW YORK — Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle,” died Wednesday. He was 84.

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