Renowned author and satirist Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday, weeks after falling in his Manhattan home. We’ll be posting links and remembrances here all day, so check back often.
- NYT: The satirical novelist captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle.
- LAT: Tom Wolfe: “There was never a kinder and, at the same time, wittier writer to be with personally … He was just a gem in that respect. And as a writer, I guess he’s the closest thing we had to a Voltaire. He could be extremely funny, but there was a vein of iron always underneath it, which made him quite remarkable.”
- Salon: Andrew Leonard on playing chess with Kurt Vonnegut.
- NPR (2006): Kurt Vonnegut judges modern society.
- McSweeney’s (2002): The best jokes are dangerous, an interview with Kurt Vonnegut.
- The Daily Show (2005): Vonnegut talks to Jon Stewart.
- Rolling Stone (2006): Vonnegut says this is the end of the world.
- Playboy (1973): Vonnegut on science fiction.
- Stop Smiling (2006): Vonnegut on the melancholia of everything completed.
- E&P: 1974 interview.
- Atlantic Monthly (1955): Then-GE employee and aspiring novelist Vonnegut recalls days in the army.
- Alternet (2003): Vonnegut at 80.
- Salon (1999): Another interview.
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