Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut- A Life in Letters.

Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday in New York at the age of 84.
I read one of his most celebrated works: "Slaughterhouse Five" while in Brother Tom's Lit class in High School. The imagery of it has stayed with me in the form of a crown of white yellow over the shadow edges of ornate buildings. A visual Haiku. It is the novelization of Mr. Vonnegut's direct experience of the fire-bombing of Dresden.
Here is a thorough piece on this one of a kind American author from the LA Times.
And another from Myway.
Rest in Peace Mr. Vonnegut.
Paul Parducci

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