Insanely Expensive ($50-$120, minimum of 4 speakers to build your own series, $550 for the 5 speaker series)
As the son of an architect and painter it was natural for this writer to go into the arts. First, however, Vonnegut studied chemistry at Cornell University, served in WWII, witnessed the destruction of Dresden, and was a prisoner of war. He returned to Chicago, studied anthropology and worked as reporter for the City News Bureau. After three years at General Electric, he began to sell short stories to magazines and moved to Cape Cod.
His academic posts include: the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Harvard University, and City College of New York. The author of the best-selling novels Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast of Champions, short stories, nonfiction and criticism, Vonnegut’s latest collection of works is A Man without a Country. He is a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and recipient of its 1970 literary award.
Official Website: http://www.musiccenter.org/spkser_speakers.html#Vonnegut
Added by kiracle on January 4, 2007