This, Vonnegut believes, is the writer's obligation, to make connections, to offer insights, to ask essential questions, even (or especially) if the answers remain unknown. "We walk around," says Simon, "with an exhausting awareness of a darkness we don't want to acknowledge or even have words for. And Kurt says to us, 'You're not alone. I feel this too, and it's all right. You can say it.' "
Older and Bleaker Vonnegut's humor has become more pessimistic. 'I now give up on people,' he writes. (via a media dragon)
Great guy. Nice quote.
Posted by cs at September 16, 2005 09:36 AM
Poor old vonnegut. Maybe he really does wish some brilliant but 'humane' aliens would take us all captive as zoo exhibits aka billy pilgrim.
Posted by armaniac at September 16, 2005 12:55 PM
Really looking fwd to reading his latest.
Posted by boynton at September 16, 2005 03:57 PM