American novelist, short story writer, dramatist, screenwriter, and essayist. Vonnegut gained a worldwide following in the late s with the publication of his best-known work, Slaughter-house-Five
Playwright, author, critic, songwriter Kurt Vonnegut's Birthday There seems to be cosmic design in the fact that today is not just Armistice Day, but also Kurt Vonnegut's birthday.
I celebrated it as such for all the years that I knew him, so I see no point in not celebrating it now. I celebrated it as such for all the years not enough that I knew him, and until he died a couple of years ago. I see no point in not celebrating it now.
Kurt hated war more than he hated anything except maybe what was happening to this country he loved. His novel, Slaughterhouse Five was the best anti-war screed ever written; its inimitable passage of reversing the film so the bombs instead of landing and destroying, went back up into the bellies of the planes they were dropped out of, all the way back to the factories where workers assembled them, so no harm was done.
Jack Kornfield, my Jewru, read that passage as he would read the poet Rumi, at one of his retreats. I hope I told that to Kurt -- I can't remember -- though he probably would have been uncomfortable at the thought of being part of spiritual teaching, If there is design to this universe, then it was no accident that he was a prisoner of war in Dresden when it was fire-bombed, so he could write in his searingly sardonic fashion firsthand of the stupidity of war.
When the husband of my classmate, Laura Maoglio, Gunther, a scientist, won the Nobel prize, he put it to a fund to rebuild the Dresden cathedral, and asked Kurt to contribute. When I asked him why, he said he didn't think it should be rebuilt, that it should be left in ruins, so people could see what war did.
He was a sad man, brilliant and darling, and it is one of my greatest joys that I could actually count him as friend.
We met after he publicly defended me without ever having met me during the ordeal of my libel suit, when he stood in an auditorium and said "Today is a very sad day: I read about that incident in The New York Times, I was living in LA and all the agonies I had been through when noted authors refused to support me a lot did, but Bellows, Roth, et al.
And he'd put his mouth where his words were. He sat cross-legged on the floor in front of me, and marveled at my having been able to remember so much of the real dialogue that occurred at the nude marathon I'd attended, and subsequently fictionalized YES!
They were always long and desultory, with little of the stimulating conversation you would expect from tales of the literati. But always there would be one sentence or a thought that lifted me, and gave me the courage to continue through bleak times.
When Don Fine, my last editor, was in the hospital at the end of his life, wanting to see no one, Kurt said "Go see him anyway. It will do him good to see a pretty woman.
His wife, who'd abandoned him for another man and then came back, thought we were having an affair, and intercepted my letters to him, innocent notes that expressed concern after his heart attack. But before she'd changed her mind and returned, we'd had a chance to spend time together in the Hamptons, where I was desperately trying to write another novel, so I could have a ticket back to a career.
That was a particularly hard time for me and my son, who was off-center and angry, alienated from me at losing his young father, but agreed to visit me in Springs, where I was living that autumn.
I did not get to see him much once she was re-installed. But I did call him the last November 11th he was still here, to wish him Happy Birthday. What a fine fellow. He told me once when I lamented the lack of a real community, "Go to the drugstore and introduce yourself to the pharmacist, then the drycleaner.Kurt Vonnegut's 2BR02B Uploaded by semantikon / three fools press semantikon and three fools press present kurt vonneguts first short story to come into the public domain "2BR02B" with introduction by lance oditt on the occasion of his death.
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I usually am not a fan of reading, but Kurt Vonnegut was the first author that I actually had a great time reading. I would highly suggest it to most sophomores, but not all because many people fail to see the beauty of his writing style.
Archive of SID Metafiction and Its Philosophical Implications in Kurt Vonnegut's Major Novels Bahram Meghdadi University of Tehran, Faculty of foreign Languages e-mail: [email protected] Mehdy Sedaghat Payam Master of Arts in English Literature e-mail: [email protected] Abstract Metafiction is one the techniques that postmodern writers utilized in their novels in order to find a way .
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