Sunday, November 11, 2012

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

The author of Slaughterhouse-Five was born on this day in 1922.

From Wikipedia:

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (play /ˈvɒnɨɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was a 20th-century American writer.[2] His works such as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire,gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical leftist intellectual.[3] He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.[4]

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