KURT VONNEGUT: Complete Writings
An index to the Vonnegut canon. Excellent printed guides to the complete writings can be found in Kurt Vonnegut: A Comprehensive Bibliography edited by Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz and Klinkowitz (Hamden, CT: Shoe String Press, 1987) and The Vonnegut Chronicles: Interviews and Essays edited by Reed and Leeds (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996). All links below are to pages within The Vonnegut Zone.col-rule.gif (853 bytes)The <a href=Vonnegut Zone by Dylan Johnson (Miamisburg, OH). Kurt Vonnegut's published scribblings." BORDER="0" width="475" height="45" vspace="4">
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  1. Player Piano. 1952; published as Utopia 14 (1954). Published again as Player Piano, 1966.
  2. The Sirens of Titan. 1959.
  3. Mother Night. 1961. Hardcover edition, 1966.
  4. Cat's Cradle. 1963.
  5. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or, Pearls before Swine. 1965.
  6. Slaughterhouse Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., a Fourth-Generation German-American Now Living in Easy Circumstances on Cape Cod (and Smoking Too Much) Who, as an American Infantry Scout Hors de Combat, as a Prisoner of War, Witnessed the Fire-Bombing of Dreseden, Germany, the Florence of the Elbe, a Long Time Ago, and Survived to Tell the Tale: This Is a Novel Somewhat in the Telegraphic Schizophrenic Manner of Tales of the Planet Tralfamadore, Where the Flying Saucers Come From. 1969. Twenty-fifth anniversary edition, 1994.
  7. Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye Blue Monday. 1973.
  8. Slapstick; or, Lonesome No More. 1976.
  9. Jailbird. 1979.
  10. Deadeye Dick. 1982.
  11. Galápagos: A Novel. 1985.
  12. Bluebeard. 1987.
  13. Hocus Pocus. 1990.
  14. Timequake. 1997.


  1. Canary in a Cathouse. 1961. All stories from Canary are reprinted in Welcome to the Monkey House with the exception of "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp," which was published in Bagombo Snuff Box, since it was subpar for KV's standards.
  2. Welcome to the Monkey House: A Collection of Short Works. 1968.
  3. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. 1999.


  1. Penelope. 1960. Later revised as Happy Birthday, Wanda June, 1970.
  2. Between Time and Timbuktu; or, Prometheus Five: A Space Fantasy. National Educational Television Network. 1972.
  3. Make Up Your Mind. c. 1993.
  4. Miss Temptation. Edited by David Coperman. 1993.
  5. L'Histoire du Soldat. 1993, 1997. Adaptation.


  1. Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons: (Opinions). 1974.
  2. Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage. 1981.
  3. Nothing Is Lost Save Honor: Two Essays. 1984. Contains "The Worse Addiction of Them All" and "Fates Worse than Death: Lecture at St. John the Divine, New York City, May 23, 1982."
  4. Fates Worse than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s. 1991.
  5. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian. 1999.


  1. Sun, Moon, Star. 1980. A work for children, illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff.
  2. "Books into Ashes." The New York Times section 4.19, February 7, 1982.
  3. "Avoiding the Big Bang." The New York Times section 4.23, June 13, 1982.
  4. Bob and Ray: A Retrospective, June 15-July 10, 1982. 1982. Contributor.
  5. Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity: An Economic and Social Perspective. 1982. Contributor.
  6. "A Dream of the Future (Not Excluding Lobsters)." Esquire 104: 74, 1985.
  7. "He Leadeth Us from Porn: God Bless You, Edwin Meese." Nation 242.3: 65. 1986.
  8. "Requiem: The Hocus Pocus Laundromat." North American Review 271: 29-35, 1986.
  9. "Can Great Books Make Good Movies? 7 Writers Just Say No!" American Film 12:36-40, 1987. Contributor.
  10. "My Fellow Americans: What I'd Say if They Asked Me." Nation 247: 53, 1988.
  11. "The Courage of Ivan Martin Jirous." The Washington Post A25, March 31, 1989.
  12. "Slaughter in Mozambique." The New York Times A31, November 14, 1989.
  13. "Notes from My Bed of Gloom; or, Why the Joking Had to Stop." The New York Times section 7.14, April 22, 1990.
  14. "Heinlein Gets the Last Word." The New York Times section 7.13, December 9, 1990. Book revew.
  15. "One Hell of a Country." The Guardian (London) 21, February 27, 1992. Reprinted in The Ottawa Citizen A11, August 31, 1992.
  16. "America: Right and Wrong." The Gazette (Montreal) B3, September 12, 1992.
  17. "Why My Dog Is Not a Humanist." Humanist 52.6:5-6, 1992.
  18. "Why We Need Libraries." Reprinted in The Utne Reader 52.6:139, 1994.
  19. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia: An Authorized Compendium. 1996. Author of the foreward.
  20. Stories on beer bottles. 1997. No kidding. The story, "Merlin," muses on Galahad with automatic weapons. On 22-ounce bottles of Denver Public Libation Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company.
  21. "Bernard Vonnegut: The Rainmaker." The New York Times section 6.17. January 4, 1998.
  22. "Old Fashioned Gadgets." Forbes 266, November 30, 1998.
  23. Like Shaking Hands with God : a Conversation about Writing. Kurt Vonnegut & Lee Stringer ; moderated by Ross Klavan. 1999.


  1. Silver Screen. Films have been made of Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971; Mark Robson, director), Slaughterhouse Five (1972; George Roy Hill, director), Next Door (1974), Slapstick (1983; Steven Paul, director), and Mother Night (1996; Keith Gordon, director). Breakfast of Champions (Alan Rudolph, director) has completed filming and awaiting release while Sirens of Titan is rumored to be moving towards the big screen.
  2. Stage. Welcome to the Monkey House (1970, 1974); The Sirens of Titan (1974); Cat's Cradle (1976); God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater was produced as a musical (1979; adapted by Howard Ashman and Alan Menkin) and most recently was presented by HumDrum AmDram in Portsmouth, UK. Edgar Grana's composition of  "Requiem" (Stone, Time, and Elements: A Humanist Requiem), based on a Vonnegut text, was performed by the Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Buffalo, NY in  March 1988. Slaughterhouse-Five was staged as an opera at the Munich Opera Festival: adapted by Hans-Jürgen von Bose, "Schlachthof 5" premiered at the Cuvilličs Theater on July 1, 1996; also adapted for stage at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre 1996. 
  3. The Box. TV productions have been adapted from "D.P." (1958, produced as "Auf Wiedersehen; 1985, produced as "Displaced Persons"), "Epicac" (1974, 1992), "Who Am I This Time?" (1982), "All the King's Horses" (1991), "Next Door" (1991), "The Euphio Question" (1991), "Fortitude" (1992), "The Foster Portfolio" (1992), "More Stately Mansions" (1992), and "Harrison Bergeron" (1995).

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