Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP, Kurt Vonnegut

From cbs.com: "Kurt Vonnegut, the best-selling satirical novelist known for his works such as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle, died Wednesday. He was 84.

Vonnegut had suffered brain injuries after a fall at his Manhattan home
weeks ago, said his wife, photographer Jill Krementz.

The author of at least 19 novels, many of them bestsellers, as well as
dozens of short stories, essays and plays, Vonnegut relished the role of a
social critic. He lectured regularly, exhorting audiences to think for themselves and
delighting in barbed commentary against the institutions he felt were
dehumanizing people."

A brilliant novelist. He will be missed.

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