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Slaughterhouse 5 interview Sep. 30th, 2006 @ 04:53 pm
There's another interview with Kurt here http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/world_book_club.shtml

It was recorded earlier this year. He talks specifically about Slaughterhouse 5 and answers questions from a studio audience.

Hallo Sep. 11th, 2006 @ 08:55 pm
My history teacher recommended a 4-page essay by Kurt Vonnegut, but I was wondering if you could help me out with the title. He said it is a utopia in which all Americans are equal, and he also mentioned something about buzzing helmets. Sorry, I know this isn't much by which to go...any help or clues would be greatly appreciated!

[Cross-posted like crazy]

Eerie Vonnegut-esque news stories Aug. 8th, 2006 @ 09:13 am
Hello, I've just finished reading Vonnegut's 'Sirens of Titan' and have woken up today to find two news stories that could be straight out of that book:
Magnetic floating furniture
Dubai’s man-made island which can apparently be seen from the moon

With the latter, I can't help but wonder what Tralfamadorians might be saying (in the book messages are relayed to a Tralfamadorian voyager in our Solar system through 'architecture' on Earth. Stone Henge and the Great Wall of China apparently mean things like 'almost with you' and 'don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you'. It's an amazing book!)

radio interview with Kurt Jul. 14th, 2006 @ 10:45 am
A good in-depth half-hour radio interview with Vonnegut is available on-line at the website of BBC radio 4's 'front row' programme. It was recorded earlier this year.


The recorded section includes the tail-end of 'The Archers' so don't get confused, it's the right clip, just wait five minutes. :-)

Cohen and Vonnegut Apr. 5th, 2006 @ 09:45 pm
Nice community you've got here. I just posted a review of Leonard Cohen's The Future, where I invoke the memory of Slaughterhouse Five, over at my blog Mere Words. Your comments are welcome. Enjoy.
Other entries
» Kurt's Address?
Hello all! I have just finished reading all of Vonnegut's books - I am a huge fan. I really want to write a letter to Kurt, but I have no idea what his mailing address is. Do any of you know? If so, could you please share it with me? It is really important to me that I write him a letter to tell him how much I appreciate all of his work. Thank you kindly.
» The Daily Show
Hi there.

If you are looking for a video of KV being interviewed by Jon Stewart there is one here (just a little way down the page).
» Kurt talking to Bill Maher
There's a clip of Kurt talking to Bill Maher about New Orleans/George W etc... here (scroll about a third of the way down).

Nice to see him looking hale and healthy!

» Slaughterhouse 5 DVD
Check this out -

Slaughterhouse 5 DVD + Book

It was mentioned in an article I read in the Guardian at the weekend (read the article here) about films from books that were apparently 'unfilmable'.

» Potter in the style of KV
The Guardian (UK Newspaper) ran a competition for people to rewrite the end of the latest Harry Potter book in the style of a famous author.

On guy has tried to do it in the style of Kurt Vonnegut (See it here)

In my opinion - not particularly good but there you go. Some of the other entries are hilarious.

*obviously don't look if you don't want to know the ending of the book*

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