Thursday, April 12, 2007


Kurt is up in heaven now

Kurt Vonnegut

A great writer, artist, satirist, and humanist.

It's sad that he's gone, but good that he left so much behind.

Boing Boing : Remembering Kurt Vonnegut
BBC Obituary
Guardian Special Report
New York Times article

'And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, "Kurt is up in heaven now." That's my favorite joke.'

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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Thanks especially for the Boing Boing link-- I hadn't seen that yet. Been having a bit of a Vonnegut revisit myself these past couple of days: there are a bunch of terrific tributes and interviews with Kurt over on NPR that you might like. Also an archive of the essays he wrote for In These Times (many of which are in A Man Without a Country, but you might enjoy them anyway.

I miss him. We need writers like Vonnegut.
Ooh, cheers for the links. Boing Boing have added a couple more in the last day or so too, I liked Vonnegut's rules for short stories.

We do indeed need writers like him. It's very sad.
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