Wednesday, April 11, 2007

REQUISCAT IN PACE ...

Kurt Vonnegut
(1922-2007)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I first read Vonnegut in the early sixties. My best friend and sci-fi fanatic handed me "Siren's of Titan". I was maybe 14 years old. From 1965 to 1969 I was in college and read alot more of Kurt's stuff but now it took on different meanings against the backdrop of Vietnam and social change. One of the things I most appreciate about Kurt was that he was of my father's generation ( WW2 vets ) and was able to gracefully bridge the gap between generations so easily, putting the lie to the media driven "generation gap" hype. He will be missed and remembered.

BigMitch said...

Photo credit: New York Times

isaac said...

So it goes.

Maya's Granny said...

I first read Cat's Cradle when I was in high school, last reread Slaughterhouse Five just two months ago. His writing has brought me pleasure and caused me to think for half a century. I am so grateful that he lived and thought and felt and wrote. So sorry that he died.