Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007

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By Dylan Comment

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.