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News Tue Aug 16 2011

Vonnegut: 1; Would-Be Censors: 0

In an impressive move, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is giving 150 free copies of his most popular work, Slaughterhouse-Five, to students at Republic High School in Missouri. The act comes after the school tried to ban it in July following a professor's complaint about the content. An anonymous donor provided the library with the books and all students need to do is email the library requesting the copy. How's that for the University of Chicago alum sticking to the man from the grave? [via]

 
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