"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
"Irrelevant"? FOX News, as dystopian a TV network as you can imagine, calls Vonnegut irrelevant?And why the hell is John Podhoretz the "expert" on Vonnegut? It's like getting the neighborhood bully to comment on the life of Gandhi.
So according to Fox, brilliantly criticizing the status quo makes someone an "unhappy man."Yeah, that sounds about par for their pathetic, anti-intellectual course.
Here's a nice response to the FOX piece in CJR. Stick around for the last line, er, symbol.
Fox News isn't worh Kurt Vonnegut's fignernail! I mean, come on!
John Irving tells some funny Vonnegut stories in this Entertainment Weekly piece...
2007 was the Year of Vonnegut in Indianapolis. Nuvo magazine, the Chicago Reader/LA Weekly of Indy, did an interview with KV shortly before his death. KV was supposed to come visit Indy at the end of April for the celebrations. Instead, all we have is this...
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