4.13.2007

Kurt Vonnegut obit

In the words of the snarkling who sent this link to me: the perfect obit

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Picture trumps words.
Again.

Sublime.

claud said...

Also the perfect print-out. I think I'm going to write something about him today...

WandererInGray said...

*smiles* He'd like that, I think.

ORION said...

I'm wiping a tear.

Anonymous said...

"A cage went in search of a bird." I believe Franz Kafka said that. THE perfect description of the mostly unattainable magic of creativity.

Kanani said...

There are some people that just seem ageless. He was one of them. Many years ago, when I was just starting out, I sent for a freebie book put out by a paper company on writing and reading. Plimpton, Mailer, and others contributed, including Vonnegut. Vonnegut wrote about editing and that no sentence is so great that it can't undergo scrutiny.

Anonymous said...

Wow, same obit as Spalding Grey...

Rebecca said...

I can't think of anything more fitting (or poignant).

If you're interested in reading more about Vonnegut's battles with depression, visit http://www.healthcentral.com/depression/kurt-vonnegut.html. Leaders from the mental health community discuss the profound social impact of Kurt Vonnegut's writing and the significance of public figures opening up about depression.