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Kurt Vonnegut has died

  1. Apr 11, 2007 #1
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  3. Apr 11, 2007 #2

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    So it goes.

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  4. Apr 12, 2007 #3
    According to Wikipedia, he died the same age as Kilgore Trout.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2007 #4

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    Another great icon gone. :frown:

    I heard an interview with him about two weeks ago in which he described the experience in Dresden in which he and others were forced to collect the corpses. It is briefly mentioned in the NYTimes article. He apparently tried repeatedly to write about the experience, which ended up becoming Slaughterhouse 5.

     
  6. Apr 12, 2007 #5

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    He will be missed. His writing was simple and often child-like but dead-on.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2007 #6

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    I loved Slaughterhouse 5.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2007 #7

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    Novelist Vonnegut Remembered for His Black Humor
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9533587

    Several interviews and stories.

    Kurt Vonnegut
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1426772
     
  9. Apr 12, 2007 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    I often forget about that one, but it is definitely on my top ten list.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2007 #9

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    Dearly Missed

    Kurt Vonnegut is one of the many authors in respect to whom I've felt the occasional flash of guilt for never having read a single book by.

    Which one of his is most accessible and engaging? :smile:
     
  11. Apr 12, 2007 #10

    Evo

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    I like the movie with Valerie Perrine.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2007 #11

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    I particularly liked "Cat's Cradle", though I have read most of his output and enjoyed most everything.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2007 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    "Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were roaring drunk on petroleum. Love, 2006 A.D. -Kurt Vonnegut"
     
  14. Apr 12, 2007 #13

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    Breakfast of Champions? It has pictures!
     
  15. Apr 12, 2007 #14

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    Hey, has anyone heard of a book called 'The Psychoanalysis and resultant Cure of Satan by Leo <somebody> J.S.P.S.* (Just Some Poor Schmuck)' - or something like that.

    I think it's KV but I'm not sure.
     
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