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Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut
     

Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

by William Rodney Allen (Editor), Kurt Vonnegut
 

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Kurt Vonnegut says:

"I've worked with enough students to know what beginning writers are like, and if they will just talk to me for twenty minutes I can help them so much, because there are such simple things to know. Make a character want something-that's how you begin."

William Rodney Allen teaches English at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the

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Kurt Vonnegut says:

"I've worked with enough students to know what beginning writers are like, and if they will just talk to me for twenty minutes I can help them so much, because there are such simple things to know. Make a character want something-that's how you begin."

William Rodney Allen teaches English at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He is the author of "Walker Percy: The Southern Wayfarer."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878053582
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Series:
Literary Conversations Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Playboy: Beyond the fact that it's become a profitable way to make a living, why do you write?

Vonnegut: My motives are political. I agree with Stalin and Hitler and Mussolini that the writer should serve his society. I differ with dictators as to how writers should serve. Mainly, I think they should be-and biologically have to be-agents of change. For the better, we hope.

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