Kurt Vonnegut

What is the story of Adam by Kurt Vonnegut Jr?

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2008-03-11 00:15:16

"Adam" is a short story in Vonnegut's collection entitled

Welcome to the Monkey House. It is the story of a man named

Heinz Knechtmann whose wife is giving birth to a son. Knechtmann is

overcome with joy at the birth of his son, which he sees as the

continuation of his entire family that has been annihilated in the

holocaust. His joy is contrasted by another man who has not

suffered in the way he has. This man is also having a child but

views it as an ordinary fact of life and not as the miracle

Knechtmann sees it as.

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