Monday, September 26, 2005

Burn out or fade away?

Interesting to see 82-year-old Kurt Vonnegut emerge from retirement and hit the talk shows to promote his non-fiction collection A Man Without a Country... Liked this bit from an AP interview over the weekend:
[Vonnegut] jokes, sort of, that he has "lived too long" and wishes he had been finished off by a fire at his home a few years ago, from which he escaped unharmed. "When Hemingway killed himself he put a period at the end of his life; old age is more like a semicolon," Vonnegut said.

1 comment:

Alex said...

That is hilarious.

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