Posts tagged with ‘kurt vonnegut’
Book 42: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut. Hilarious and funny for a while, but I quickly grew bored with it. The same gag, the same phrases, the same jokes and a grandfatherly tone give off a charming senility. That’s where the charm lies, but didn’t hold my attention to keep me with it to the end.
— From Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut.
This is a letter Kurt Vonnegut wrote with tips on teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. My friend Meggan sent this to me.
My favorite bit is where he says Paul Engle talks “like a man with a paper asshole.” I have no idea what that would sound like so I’m going to go around saying it all week.
Kurt Vonnegut’s “How to Get A Job Like Mine”. In which he riffs on Geraldo Rivera, semicolons, and 9/11. A total gem, especially this:
"Don’t use semicolons. They stand for absolutely nothing. They are transvestite hermaphrodites. They are just a way of showing off. To show that you have been to college."