38 Words in Praise of Kurt Vonnegut on the Occasion of His Birthday

Happy Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut! You were, are, and always will be one of my very favourite writers and humans. Your time on planet Earth made the place better for all of us. You are missed, now and forever.

U.S. Army Portrait of  Kurt Vonnegut, 1940s

U.S. Army Portrait of Kurt Vonnegut, 1940s

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”-Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

12 thoughts on “38 Words in Praise of Kurt Vonnegut on the Occasion of His Birthday

      • There’s nothing wrong with starting at the top! I have a soft spot for his political essays and for the novels Jailbird and Cat’s Cradle. Oh, and his short stories… Not to mention his artwork!

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      • His art is somehow exactly what one would expect from Kurt Vonnegut. Of course, I know that this means nothing to you now, but it will after you have read either some of his work or learned something about his life and personality. The art just makes sense. 🙂

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  1. Mini Rant: I once worked with a guy who TOTALLY COPIED Kurt Vonnegut’s writing style, and I mean COMPLETELY ripped it off. He wrote emails in this style, business correspondence, memos, etc. Ridiculous! And passing it off as his own style, when it was blatantly Vonnegut. Everyone thought this co-worker was so original and clever. And the thing is, he wasn’t even a very good rip-off artist.

    Whew! Glad to get that off my chest.

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