Happy birthday, Kurt Vonnegut

The legendary author, who passed away in 2007, would have turned 91 years old today. And what better way to remember him than to pick up a copy of his work, as David L. Ulin did a few years ago, to rediscover why “Slaughterhouse-Five” meant so much during his youth.

I first read the novel, after all, in this very house, when I was 12 or 13. To return to it 36 years later was to confront viscerally the central point of the book, which is that time is not a continuum but a collection of simultaneous moments, that everything we have ever done and everything we will ever do co-exists within us all at once.

Photos: Jill Krementz / Associated Press, Jennifer S. Altman / For the Times, Frank Espich / The Indianapolis Star

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    I like this explanation.
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    カート・ヴォネガット・ジュニアは、アメリカの作家です。誕生日は11月11日。 『プレイヤー・ピアノ』や『タイタンの妖女』は学生時代に読みましたが、衝撃受けたのを覚えてます。
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    My all-time favorite author, ever.
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