April 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Trout

Kurt Vonnegut, subject of so many painful 1st year English Lit debates (Is it or is it not important literature?) passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Dead from a brain injury from a fall he took a couple of weeks ago.
I can't imagine what it would have been like to go from my teens to my twenties without him. Thank god the books didn't go with him.
The New York Times has a goose-bump inducing obituary
What can I say, I am a tragedy whore.

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