Kurt Vonnegut

– Kurt Vonnegut
(taken from Issue 1 of the Backwards City Review)

The American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, was known for his melding of black humor and science-fiction in works like Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse-Five, the latter, a popular classic, was born out of his experience in the Dresden bombing.

It seemed that Death was never far from Vonnegut. He claimed smoking unfiltered Pall Mall cigarettes was “a classy way to commit suicide.” In 1984, Vonnegut attempted suicide and wrote about it in several essays.

He contributed to In These Times, a political magazine until his death in 2007. His pieces often criticizes the Bush administration. These works were collected into a book called, A Man Without a Country.

Vonnegut died on April 11, 2007.

So it goes.

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~ by croatoa on July 20, 2007.

One Response to “Kurt Vonnegut”

  1. Kurt Vonnegut was a brilliant man who had a way of expressing himself through truths and fiction. His points were made through analyzing his words over and over again. The thoughts and ideas that he held within will be remembered.

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