Thursday, April 12, 2007


Vonnegut's Last Appearance

Turns out, Kurt Vonnegut's visit to the Spokane for Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! festival in 2004 was his last public appearance in the northwest. What some consider to be one of the most original American novelists died Wednesday night at the age of 84 after a fall. And as a personal aside, at the time I was a reporter for a local TV station and interviewed Vonnegut while he was in town - very interesting person to say the least. Here's an excerpt of what he had to say at Get Lit! (not during my interview), as reported by the Spokesman Review:

He said it
He said it

(File Associated Press )
April 12, 2007
 In 2004, Kurt Vonnegut was in Spokane for Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! festival. Here's some of what he had to say:
 "Don't you think that it's time we used DNA analysis to find out who the freeloader is who's in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?"
 "All great literature is about what a bummer it is to be a human being."
 "You think Arabs are dumb? Try doing long division with Roman numerals."
 "So let's give another big tax break to the rich. That'll give bin Laden a scare he'll never forget."
Spokesman-Review files

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?