RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut died late last in Manhattan. He was 84. He is one of my favorite writers and I know the world will miss him. He witnessed the firebombing of Dresden firsthand and based parts of his most famous work Slaughterhouse-Five on the experience. He wrote many books, but in my opinion, A Man Without A Country was one of his best. He ends the book with this fitting poem:

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
perhaps
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
“It is done.”
People did not like it here.

I’m sure Kurt is up in heaven now.

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2 Comments

  1. I first read “Breakfast of Champions” and fell in love with the style of Vonnegut. His books always seemed to find me at the right time. My favorite shorts include “EPICAC” and “Manned Missles.”

    “So it goes”

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