Thursday, April 12, 2007

kurt vonnegut 1922-2007

We're all mourning the passing of one of the greats, today. Vonnegut's iconoclasm was a breath of fresh air during the height of 20th century literary realism, and continued to be as he turned his pen toward essayistic cultural and political criticism in recent years. This year the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and the Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission have been partnering with community organizations to celebrate and honor Kurt Vonnegut, in what they're calling the Year of Vonnegut. Yes, it's true, Kurt Vonnegut was Indiana born and bred. Now, with Vonnegut's passing, the celebration will most likely take on a memorial function as well. If you're in the area, check out some of the events.

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