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OP One of my literary idols is gone at 84. No one like him.
He was a true original, created his own genre really.
"Slaughterhouse-Five," "Breakfast of Champions," and "Cats in the Cradle," among others, all classics.
He had a quirkiness of humor of that somehow charmed pessimism into affirmation.
There isn't much of his work I missed. And he will be greatly missed.
And to borrow his own refrain from "Breakfast of Champions":
And so it goes...
Last edited by WhitmanO'Neill; 04/12/07 09:57 PM.
OP (oops) that's "Cat's Cradle"...must've had Harry Chapin floating through my head...
I think a lot of his books use that refrain. Slaughterhouse 5, I am sure of. Same with Breakfast of Champions.
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OP Yes, Curuinor... I believe you're right.
"And so it goes" was from Slaughterhouse 5
His mantra from Breakfast of Champions was
"And so on."
Thanks for the correction.
I discovered him late in life; perhaps fate had it that way, so I might be better equipped to fully enjoy his jaywalking sense of humor.
his jaywalking sense of humor. Hey, I like that! And, welcome, Wayne.
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