Sunday, August 26, 2007

from Kurt

8 comments:

d.K. said...

I don't know who Kurt is, but he's got the right idea -- except that future generations aren't likely to "accept" the apology, understandably.

steakbellie said...

Thats MISTER Vonnegut to you!
:)

Yeah, they will not be kind.

szg said...

Did you buy this, or just link to it?

I was on his site b/f he died and he was selling all kinds of cool stuff.

d.K. said...

I'm embarrassed to say I've never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut -- in fact, I didn't have any idea how revered he was in certain circles until he died.

The guy who writes the "Why I Hate D.C." blog wrote a beautiful post about how the author had impacted him. I need to do some catching up.

steakbellie said...

szg,
Just an image I found on the web the day he died.

d.k.,
I think the classic story to start with would be 'Slaughter-House Five' which is about his real life experience as a POW in Germany during the fire-bombing of Dresden.

None of his book are very long and I think you'll feel very at home with his philosophy

d.K. said...

Thanks, Steak. I'm going to pick it up -- you've piqued my curiosity.

Mega Munch said...

Mmmmm...sweet, sweet petroleum.

Leonesse said...

I am with d.k.. Heard about Kurt only through other's anecdotes and always wanted to read him. Just haven't taken that opportunity yet.