Archive for April 12th, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. & His Works

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

at 84 years of age. He was one of my favorite contemporary writers. I discovered him in college and then voraciously read all his works. I was absolutely delighted by his writing style.

The story may be apocryphal, but according to my college writing teacher, when Vonnegut taught at  the , he’d rip the first page off student’s work and say the story started there because beginning writers often write a prequel to the actual action of the story. 

It’s a sad day. The following clips feature Vonnegut discussing his work.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Pregnant Snail

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

This is kinda cute: