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19 de Abril 2007

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I don't know if anyone has seen the illustration on the vonnegut.com website.

vonnegut.com

I realize now that he died almost exactly one year after I had discovered him, when a friend of mine from college loaned me her copy of Breakfast of Champions, and I started it on a plane flight back from San Francisco. By "discovered", I mean, that's when I truly started appreciating his writing. I had to read various prose bits of his during high school, and was in a cute-ish play that was based on his work, and I saw a tuft of grey hair (associated with his somewhat solemn voice) from the dooway to a cathedral in Saint Paul, when he was there after the release of "Bagombo Snuff Box."

But never before had I been so hooked on anything he had written, and it had been a long time since I had been hooked on fiction in general. And a long time since I had picked up on all sorts of little sentences that followed me around everywhere. One of the best being:

It is hard to adapt to chaos, but it can be done. I am
living proof of that: It can be done.


Anyone else have a favorite quote? If so, do share.

14 de Abril 2007

etc.

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments.
here's another editorial

Kurt Vonnegut

12 de Abril 2007

oh, no

so it goes