Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oregon Banned Book Week concludes: A reading

(Updated below.)

This is not exactly “Garbo Speaks!”, but it's nevertheless pretty rare to find my voice and moving image online. But I figured this was an exception worth making.

Here's an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.

If you're reading this in FB Notes, you'll need to click View Original Post to see the video.

Update: On the same subject, here's a happy-ending story about an attempt to ban Slaughterhouse-Five in Missouri, on the silly grounds that it creates "false conceptions of American history and government" and "teach[es] principles contrary to Biblical morality and truth." Kudos to the folks at the Vonnegut Library. (Are you taking applications?)

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