A Man Without a Country


Kurt Vonnegut is now eighty-three and one of my favorite authors. He is endlessly fascinating and a far cry from the academics who put can put you to sleep writing about the same topic in a dead-pan style. I reviewed his book - A Man Without a Country on the book blog.

Kurt Vonnegut is among the few grandmasters of American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would mean much less than it does.

4 comments:

George said...

indeed ... his style might take a little getting used to but after Hocus Pocus the madness is entertaining:)

Hirak said...

I agree, it does take a couple of books to really appreciate his style. Vonnegut is immensely quotable and you can quote him without sounding high falutin' literary. While his unpretentious, direct style and sci-fi tone is not conventional 'hi-lit', his work is one of the finest in English literature.
When there are multiple layers to single sentence, you can rest assured that you are in the presence of a master.

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.
Kurt Vonnegut

Javed said...

"So it goes." :)

Ashutosh said...

...being a clarion call for me to dip into some Vonnegut