America lost one of its great twentieth century writers last night. Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” has long been a staple of my American literature classes, and my students really enjoyed his tips on How to Write with Style (pdf), too.
Sometimes, when I have a male student — a certain kind of disaffected youth who has trouble finding books he likes — I recommend that he read Kurt Vonnegut.
- Official Website
- The Vonnegut Web
- Interview on The Daily Show from 2005
- Jessica Hagy’s tribute
- New York Times obituary
- Vonnegut sampler from the Times
So it goes.