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Miss Kurt Vonnegut? Me too.
June 14, 2007, 3:01 pm
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I had the good fortune of discovering this article today, written several years ago by the late great Kurt Vonnegut. Needless to say, his words reminded me of just how perceptive, bold and amazing he was (and not just because he flatters the librarian). His courageous voice will be sorely missed.

“So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

Read the whole article here:

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/i_love_you_madame_librarian/)

This NYTimes ode to/review of Vonnegut by film critic A.O. Scott says it all…

“His liberalism grows out of some principles that can only be called conservative, like the belief in community and extended family that has become one of the big themes of his later work. He remains unimpressed by technology or the other trappings of progress, and he remains one of America’s leading critics of evolution – not of the theory, mind you, but of the practice, which has left us far too clever and vain for our own good. “

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2005/10/09/books/review/09scott.html?ex=1181966400&en=e91e818fa1ee464a&ei=5070

Book of the Week: A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut


Though I haven’t read this one yet–I hope to very soon! Composed of very brief essays, many of them previously published in the on-line journal “In These Times,” Vonnegut displays his biting wit, and unabashed criticism of the state of the American government and society in general.

Read more reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/081297736X/ref=dp_proddesc_0/103-2849106-7334257?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books

RIP Kurt Vonnegut!

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