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.


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