Filed By Bil Browning | April 12, 2007 3:05 PM | comments
Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: America, authors, death, Kurt Vonnegut, literature, Obituary, Quotation
"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."
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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?
And so he goes.
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.