Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kurt Vonnegut

As a POW he survived the American bombing of Dresden, a German city of no military value. After witnessing state-sanctioned arson on the largest scale, Vonnegut became skeptical of all the rationalizations and big systems spun-out by nations and individuals alike. --David Luhrssen, Vonnegut and Buckley, Shepherd Express, April 20,2009, review of Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him, by Loree Rackstraw, and Losing Mum and Pup, by Christopher Buckley

Recommended reading:
by Kurt Vonnegut at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

Folk Tales, review essay by Patrick J. Deneen, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007

Kurt Vonnegut Is Dead at 84; Caught Imagination of His Age, by Dinitia Smith, The New York Times, April 12, 2007

His popular novels blended social criticism, dark humor, by Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2007

Vonnegut 'Sunscreen' Funeral Speech Branded Hoax, by Scott Ott, Scrappleface, April 12, 2007

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