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Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84, RIP

Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and in Sagaponack on Long Island.

Mr. Vonnegut suffered irreversible brain injuries as a result of a fall several weeks ago, according to his wife, Jill Krementz.

More in the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/bo...hp&oref=slogin

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One of the finest American writers ever and one of my favourite ones. I've read pretty much everything he's written (fiction at least) and very few others can be compared with him in his skill to blend deep humanity with out-of-the-box creative style.

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back in college they use to have May day party at Kurt Vonnegut's house. He was no longer living there but it was a tradition that kept on going year after year, live music, beer and girls!

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Another lefty passes on...such is life

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"This is a very bad book you're writing," I said to myself.
"I know," I said.
"You're afraid you'll kill yourself the way your mother did," I said.
"I know," I said.

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One of the finest American writers ever and one of my favourite ones. I've read pretty much everything he's written (fiction at least) and very few others can be compared with him in his skill to blend deep humanity with out-of-the-box creative style.

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I thought of you, Andy Christ, when I learnt of Kurt Vonnegut's death.

For me, when I found out, via The New Republican online, it was uncanny because only five minutes or so earlier I was reading the letter he had written to the Editor of the New York Times some time ago where he bravely defended some writer who had been inexplicably ignored by some newspapers reporting on some Political/Literary Conference about some war in Iraq.

And what was that writer’s name?

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And what was that writer’s name?
What was it then?

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Editor's Note: In 1986,

Editor's Note: In 1986, the world's best and most famous writers and literary critics convened at the forty-eighth annual International PEN Congress in New York City. That year's theme was "Writer's Imagination and the Imagination of the State." The New Republic sent Edward Rothstein to cover the event, and he reported (read the PDF) a stunning demonstration of "how stupid our most talented writers can be about history and politics." Kurt Vonnegut, who was especially peeved by one panelist, shared his frustration in a letter to the editor.

To The Editors:

I was delighted to see you hold up Kurt Vonnegut to scorn for his unpatriotic behavior at the PEN Congress, on your cover and then in the thoughtful reportage by Edward Rothstein, which graced your issue on February 24 ("Lead Me Not Into PEN Station"). Mr. Vonnegut was not quoted, however, although he made three appearances--at a panel on censorship in the USA on Wednesday, January 15; at a reading from one of his works later the same day; and then at a panel on the statesman's view of the imagination of the state on Friday, January 17. That was the full extent of his participation, and you had a reporter there, thank goodness. Please, please, please give us at least a little sample of the stupid or annoying or un-American things he said at the congress, and I repeat, at the congress. I can't stand him myself.

KURT VONNEGUT
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By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


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well, it took you five and half years to answer that but better late than never I guess

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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I barely read two chapters of Slaughterhouse-Five and I already know that I've got something very beautiful and special here! It rarely occurs that you really know that this writer is definitely going to be a revelation. Today I was reading the book and at one point I just had to immediately go to my brother's room and force him to read a certain passage too.

Highly highly recommended!

Ma question préférée: qu'est-ce j'vais faire de tout cet oseille?

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I thought Slaughthouse Five was hugely disappointing in all honesty. The only thing that made it a page-turner was waiting for something interesting to happen, which never did.

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I thought Slaughthouse Five was hugely disappointing in all honesty. The only thing that made it a page-turner was waiting for something interesting to happen, which never did.
Wow that's quite surprising! I thought you were one of the good guys! Do you know his other books?

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I am a good guy, I just found it hugely overrated. I think its a victim of its time though, it was an important book, especially regarding Dresden, but to people like me it's not new an exciting.

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I see but I don't agree. It may be about dealing with trauma, in this case The Dresden bombings. I think the most important thing about this book is that Tralfamadorian outlook on life and time. It is a very interesting and beautiful theory.

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