|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
Wordsmith.org Forums General Topics Information and announcements Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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.
I exist! I am a pedant! I have a foreboding signature!
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.
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,904Posts227,969Members9,146 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members rexdee, gypsydancer, Astrostu, Chaske, ApophaticAxiom
9,146 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 99 guests, and 3 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 23LukeJavan8 13
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542LukeJavan8 9,797wofahulicodoc 9,641Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org