Friday, April 13, 2007

Vonnegut

"We all feel that we talked with Kurt, don't we? Which isn't very possible, but it is as necessary as peace."(AlterNet | Reverend Billy |Reflections on Kurt Vonnegut, a Man of Funny Fearlessness)


"He believed, after all, that literature could play the role of the canary in the coal mine, warning against the suffocation of values. It was the function of literature to be "a slow-acting poison". He had himself been infected by the socialist writers of the 1930s. Now he, in turn, wished to "infect young people with humanity"."(openDemocracy |Christopher Bigsby |Kurt Vonnegut : a voice for life)


- See: Memorium

:: note :: ... been infected since the late '60's ... this poison makes in his own words: "Death is not an acceptable side effect." ... Vonnegut took me on the pilgrimage towards being unstuck in time ... a brilliant critical thinker ...