Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview
During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut--which collects interviews from throughout his career--we learn much about what drove Vonnegut to write and how he viewed his work at the end.
From Kurt Vonnegut's last interview
Is there another book in you, by chance?
No. Look, I'm 84 years old. Writers of fiction have usually done their best work by the time they're 45. Chess masters are through when they're 35, and so are baseball players. There are plenty of other people writing. Let them do it.
So what's the old man's game, then?
My country is in ruins. So I'm a fish in a poisoned fishbowl. I'm mostly just heartsick about this. There should have been hope. This should have been a great country. But we are despised all over the world now. I was hoping to build a country and add to its literature. That's why I served in World War II, and that's why I wrote books.
When someone reads one of your books, what would you like them to take from the experience?
Well, I'd like the guy--or the girl, of course--to put the book down and think, "This is the greatest man who ever lived."
- Paperback | 172 pages
- 138 x 208 x 15.24mm | 175g
- 09 Feb 2012
- Melville House Publishing
- Brooklyn, United States
Other books in this series
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05 Dec 2013
07 Dec 2017
25 Jun 2013
10 Nov 2016
05 Jan 2017
21 Mar 2019
07 Jan 2016
14 Feb 2019
16 Jul 2020
--John Leonard, The Nation
"He is a satirist with a heart, a moralist with a whoopee cushion, a cynic who wants to believe."
"Vonnegut is our strongest writer . . . the most stubbornly imaginative."
About Kurt Vonnegut