Kurt Vonnegut Died

Apr 13th

Although I don't read as much literature as I would like to, I have enjoyed Kurt Vonnegut's writing a few times. Cory Doctorow mentioned his passing. Kurt was interviewed here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Published: April 13, 2007

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Hugo Pezzini
June 1, 2007 - 6:44pm

From my blog, "Brauer: That Sailor of Buzios"

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Obituarium

Kurt Vonnegut died last night; he wrote:

We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies.
When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock.
My God, my God -- I said to myself, "It's the Children's Crusade."

_________________________

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
perhaps
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
"it is done."
People did not like it here.

---------------------requiescat in pace, Kurt. ----------
Labels: Obituarium

Randy Ray
April 13, 2007 - 2:58pm

I was sorry to see him go. He was one of my favorite writers. I particularly enjoyed Cat's Cradle, and I loved his essay in Palm Sunday about how The Class of 57 by the Statler Brothers would be a more appropriate national anthem for us.

Patrick Sexton
April 13, 2007 - 4:15pm

Great writer, ice-nine, great stuff

Cygnus
April 13, 2007 - 5:04pm

So it goes.

Anita
April 13, 2007 - 7:18pm

Slapstick or Lonesome no More - is my best one. Really good talent and also sad to see him go...

Ryan
April 13, 2007 - 8:11pm

He was so good. I miss him so much. I found this article. He feels like me.

http://www.unboundedition.com/content/view/198/50/

http://www.unboundedition.com/

Storey
April 13, 2007 - 9:12pm
mblair
April 13, 2007 - 9:22pm

Wow -- that is just terribly sad. This is the first I heard of it. I didn't enjoy writing very much at all until I read Vonnegut. Once I discovered him I tore through so many books and he really inspired me by illustrating that the way in which a story is told can be most of the fun.

I agree with Randy -- "Cat's Cradle" is pretty hard to beat. I think "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" comes close though, and of course "Slaughterhouse-Five". I've almost destroyed all three of those from re-reading.

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