Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died Wednesday night in Manhattan. He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and in Sagaponack on Long Island....read on
"Slaughterhouse-Five," was the book that turned me on to Kurt....I'll find some video of him later today....He had a few things to say about the administration.
UPDATE: PBS's NOW did an excellent profile on Vonnegut some time ago. Hear the man in his own words here.