Post by lavandulagirl on Apr 12, 2007 6:07:11 GMT -5
I heard this morning that Kurt Vonnegut had died. I realize this is a gardening site, but I know there are several of us, at least, of like mind on other things.
I just want to say that when I was about 11, and had decided to graduate to reading "adult fiction", Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 was one of the first novels I read. I went on to read just about anything of his I could get my hands on for the next couple of years.
Even in my adult life, when I started selling artwork instead of "using my degree" as Dad says, I used to annoy my father with this quote from Vonnegut: "If you really want to disappoint your parents, and don't have the nerve to be gay, go into the arts."
He's an author I can return to and read again without being bored, and that's saying quite a bit, I think.
Post by houseodessey on Apr 12, 2007 15:12:18 GMT -5
That is so sad to me. My first Vonnegut was Cat's Cradle. I did a term paper on it. I didn't like the redundancy of the sources I found at the library so I got my dad (a Literature professor) to read the book and not suprisingly, he had a different take on it. My teacher let me use his notes as sources, along with the rest. It made for a very interesting term paper and some really quality time with my father just before he himself passed away. Good lord, I'm crying now. RIP Kurt.
Large urban garden, sandy loamy clay soil. Zone 7A.