Vonnegut on Bush

Kurt Vonnegut is now 82-years old and no longer cranks out wonderful novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. But he does still contribute occasional articles to various magazines, and he recently published a non-fiction collection of essays called A Man Without a Country. "It's a nice glass of champagne at the end of a life," said Vonnegut of his latest literary accomplishment.

As would be expected, Vonnegut has a few words of criticism for the Bush administration in his new book. Among the many choice nuggets is this observation:

George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography."

1 comment:

Dennis Dale said...

I discovered Vonnegut as a much younger reader years ago and must credit him with broadening considerably my understanding of what fiction can be. Yet I find as an older and I think more discriminating reader, having read people like Kundera and Nabokov, that his quirky, faux naif style not only is harder to take seriously but, oddly enough, is less amusing. Please read my own post about his freewheeling rant from last year @ www.dennisdale.blogspot.com