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<div class="quote-block">Author Kurt Vonnegut dies, 84<br><br>
BY DAVID L. ULIN<br><br>
Special to Newsday<br><br><br><br>
April 12, 2007, 12:22 AM EDT<br><br>
Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Cat's Cradle," "Slaughterhouse-Five," and nearly 20 other works of fiction that helped define the sensibility of the 1960s, died yesterday in Manhattan. He had homes in New York and Sagaponack and was 84.<br><br><br><br>
Tall and rangy, with a mop of curly brown hair and a thick mustache (which, as he grew older, made him look increasingly like his hero Mark Twain), Vonnegut was an iconic figure on the landscape of American literature, a voice of decency and respect.<br><br><br><br>
In recent years, however, he had slowed down considerably, announcing after the publication of his 1997 novel, "Timequake," that he was retiring as an active writer, since he could no longer muster the commitment necessary for a full-length work.</div>
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<span style="color:#008000;">Thank you, Kurt.<br><br><br><br>
The world is a darker place now without you in it.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"></span>
 

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He was a brilliant author. I'm very sad....
 

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How very very sad.<br><br><br><br>
I've been combing the papers a bit this morning.<br><br><br><br>
From the NYT:<br><br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/books/12vonnegut.html" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/books/12vonnegut.html</a><br><br><br><br>
A reprint from USA Today:<br><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-04-12-vonnegut-archive_N.htm?csp=34" target="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/n...e_N.htm?csp=34</a><br><br><br><br>
AP:<br><br><a href="http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1115481.html" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1115481.html</a><br><br><br><br>
a mushy piece from Salon:<br><br><a href="http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2007/04/12/vonnegut/" target="_blank">http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2007/04/12/vonnegut/</a><br><br><br><br>
*sigh*
 

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So he goes. We'll miss you Mr. Vonnegut. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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It's so sad to here he has gone but at least he will always be around through the amazing books he wrote...<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">From Jen's Salon.com link. This pretty much nails it imo.</span><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">He could inspire even in the moments when he was underlining, highlighting and italicizing just how ****ed up and criminally insane the world really was.</div>
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So sad, I love his work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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i think he might have written an epitath a bit like this? Author Kurt Vonnegut died today from brain injuries he suffered in a fall at his home. So it goes.<br><br><br><br>
slaughterhouse 5 and slapstick are two of my favs.
 

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One of my favorites was breakfast of champions, but I've loved most of his work. I'm thinking of going on a Vonnegut binge in memorium of his life. I've read essays of his as recently as a year ago. I was very sad.<br><br><br><br>
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i think he might have written an epitath a bit like this? Author Kurt Vonnegut died today from brain injuries he suffered in a fall at his home. So it goes.<br><br><br><br>
slaughterhouse 5 and slapstick are two of my favs.</div>
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Or as he says in "Deadeye Dick" his peephole closed.<br><br><br><br>
What a wonderful author. A friend gave me "Breakfast of Champions" back in 1998 and it single handedly started me on reading for enjoyment.<br><br><br><br>
RIP Kurt V.
 

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Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Cat's Cradle," "Slaughterhouse-Five," and nearly 20 other works of fiction that helped define <b><span style="font-size:large;">the sensibility of the 1960s</span></b>, died yesterday in Manhattan. He had homes in New York and Sagaponack and was 84.<br><br><br><br>
David L. Ulin, has got to be joking.
 
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