Thursday, April 12, 2007

R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut

(from Washington Post) Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark, satirical vision in works including "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle" was shaped by the horrors he witnessed during World War II, has died at age 84.

Vonnegut died on Wednesday after suffering brain injuries following a fall weeks ago, said Donald Farber, Vonnegut's friend, lawyer, agent and manager.

Vonnegut wrote plays, essays and short fiction, but his 14 novels were classics of the American counterculture, resonating with the U.S. antiwar sentiment during the Vietnam War era. (more)


Snave said...

I have read a good number of Vonnegut's books, and I have always found him to be an ingenius satirist of human nature. I loved his first novel, "Player Piano" and "Cat's Cradle" probably the best. I didn't read many of his books written during the last 15-20 years, so now I will have to go and do that. RIP indeed! HE is one who will probably be quoted ane remembered for the next century or few.

Dave Splash said...

It's been a while since I read any Vonnegut. I should grab another one of his books. 'Slaughterhouse Five' was pretty incredible.