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RIP Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Here's a site dedicated to Vonnegut; note that his official website is now taken down, so check Wikipedia's entry for more.

I got to hear him read here at KU back when I was a grad student. I was so pleased to have even that glancing acquaintance.

So sad. Even his worst books tower over much of what gets published.

Chris

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desperance
Apr. 12th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
I was so pleased to have even that glancing acquaintance.


Me likewise: he came to speak rather than read in Newcastle, oh, maybe twenty years ago? Maybe more. And he was fabulous, and I was pleased just to be in the same room.
robinbailey
Apr. 12th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
I was thinking last night as I was making my first post on his passing that Vonnegut was one of the authors I'd really have liked to meet. But I never had the opportunity. I write in enough arena - science fiction, fantasy, horror, obviously, but also gay lit and poetry - that I've met many of the writers whose work I've admired. But never Vonnegut.
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