Was there ever a more charming letter writer than Vonnegut?
In which Kurt Vonnegut modestly offers his talents to the JFK campaign. Our favorite line? “On occasion, I write pretty well.” http://slate.me/11QNcwA
“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive, at least a little bit…” - Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
Above: a letter from Vonnegut to WNYC pitching his radio series about reporting from the afterlife.
From our archives: Remembering Kurt Vonnegut (Photo: Allen Ginsberg)