Kurt Vonnegut 1922 - 2007
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night, 1962
«Kurt Vonnegut, an American cultural hero celebrated for his wry, loonily imaginative commentary on war, apocalypse, technology, materialism and other afflictions in "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other novels, has died. He was 84. One of the last of a generation of great American novelists of World War II, Vonnegut died Wednesday night in New York City.» (latimes.com)