12 April 2007

Moment of Silence (Wide Open Beavers Edition)

Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84.

I read Cat's Cradle when I was 14. I stayed home sick from school one day when I was a sophomore and read Mother Night all the way through. Saw him dedicate a library at University of Evansville in 1987 (or was it 1986?). Heck, on this here very blog I list Breakfast of Champions in my "Favorite Books" section. In other words, Vonnegut's books made a big impact on me (and about 12 million other people).

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

So it goes.


The Fan With No Name!!! said...

Here's another observation from a former Evansville native - now a critic out in LA - David Kronke. Another gifted, young man - much like yourself - who hung out with Alex & Tilford for a short while until he got smart and got the hell out of E-ville!


ficta said...

Do you remember the speech he gave at that library dedication at UE (I really think it was 1986, but I could be wrong)? I just remember the image he painted of eating the minds of the authors by reading their works. Wish I could find a transcript.

chad said...

for a touch of real class, watch how james rosen (on fox news, no less) says, "by the late 70's Vonnegut was rich and irrelevant." and accuses him of "despondent leftism".


nothing like an insignificant journalist worm, whose death few will lament, taking the opportunity to denigrate the life of one of the 20th century's most influential authors.