Interviewed by David Hayman, David Michaelis, George Plimpton, Richard Rhodes
“I had a friend who was a heavy drinker. If somebody asked him if he’d been drunk the night before, he would always answer offhandedly, “Oh, I imagine.”
“My books are being thrown out of school libraries all over the country—because they’re supposedly obscene. I’ve seen letters to small-town newspapers that put Slaughterhouse Five in the same class with Deep Throat and Hustler magazine. How could anybody masturbate to Slaughterhouse Five?”
“If you make people laugh or cry about little black marks on sheets of white paper, what is that but a practical joke? All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for over and over again.”
„There is no shortage of wonderful writers. What we lack is a dependable mass of readers.”
Restul, aici: Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 64, Kurt Vonnegut.