Bil Browning

Death of an American treasure

Filed By Bil Browning | April 12, 2007 3:05 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: America, Kurt Vonnegut, literature, Obituary

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"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."

Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007



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Jen Jorczak | April 12, 2007 4:24 PM

Truly, he will be missed. Just last night, I got my "Friends of the Library" McFadden Lecture tix in the mail--was so thrilled! And then this morning, this news.

My favorite: Cat's Cradle. Yours?

Allen J. Lopp | April 14, 2007 1:37 PM

Although, by his own admission, his greatest writing was behind him, still the world will be a slightly less interesting and entertaining place without Kurt Vonnegutt Jr. Having risen from among us, he was another who made Indianapolis and Indiana proud. It may be a while before this city produces another writer of his world-class calibre.

When I eat at Nick's in Bloomington, I always dart for a seat in the Kurt Vonnegutt Jr. booth if it is vacant.