"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So it goes.
Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ”
-from "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater"

Player Piano, 1951The Sirens of Titan, 1959Canary in a Cat House, 1961 (short works)Mother Night, 1961Cat's Cradle, 1963God Bless You, Mr Rosewater, 1965Welcome to the Monkey House, 1968 (short works)Slaughterhouse-Five, 1969Happy Birthday, Wanda June, 1971 (play)Between Time and Timbuktu, 1972 (TV script)Breakfast of Champions, 1973Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, 1974 (opinions)Slapstick, 1976Jailbird, 1979Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, 1981 (essays)Deadeye Dick, 1982Galapagos, 1985Bluebeard, 1987Hocus Pocus, 1990Fates Worse than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s, 1991 (essays)Timequake, 1997A Man Without a Country, 2005 (essays)


JJ said...

Yeah, I'm bummed. I started re-reading Man Without A Country today, and I'm very sad knowing that it is indeed his "last" not his "most recent" (as he would say) book.

clzoomer said...

Yah, It's a sad day. Archie and Mehitabel, ee cummings, Trout Fishing in America, The Electric Koolaid Acid Test, Sometimes A Great Notion, Take This Waltz- they are all near passing or passed. Here's a pint for each and every, god save my liver. :-(

Let me be remembered, quoted or even cared about one billionth of a percent of any of them.

the rev. said...

having read almost everything Vonnegut wrote years ago, I hadn't read anything by him in ten years. I went out and bought a bunch of books including "Man Without a Country" I and read it in one sitting - it's very short - and I'm halfway through "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater" --I'd forgotten just how good he was a the basic mechanics of prose.

Great to see you stopping by zoomer