Quote of the Week: Kurt Vonnegut
My motives are political. I agree with Stalin and Hitler and Mussolini that the writer should serve his society…. Mainly, I think they should be -- and biologically have to be -- agents of change.
Vonnegut died April 11th. AP says:
Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat's Cradle,” died Wednesday. He was 84.
I miss him already.
See the AP piece at The Washington Post here. Or, for an affectionate, in-depth portrait, Elaine Woo has done fast work at the L.A. Times.