Saturday, March 23, 2013


To Charles McCarthy from Kurt Vonnegut ~
Vonnegut was the author of Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, Mother Night and other modern classics.

Charles McCarthy was the chairman of the Drake School Board of Drake, North Dakota.

To honor Vonnegut, never mind wise judgement, I like to read this letter at least once a year.
It seems now almost a duty. 

from Letters, Kurt Vonnegut, edited and with an introduction by the author's close friend
 Dan Wakefield. Both authors were born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(Delacorte, 2012)

A terrific collection of letters to literary colleagues, family, friends, adversaries, and mostso KV's children.