Quote of the Fortnight: Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle

CatsCradle(1963)

This week’s quote of the fortnight is from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic satire on the apocalypse, Cat’s Cradle. The quote also has to do with American cultural associations with landscape.

 

“Americans… are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.”

-Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle, retrieved from https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1621115-cat-s-cradle

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Post image is of Kurt Vonnegut’s signature,  from http://www.printmag.com/illustration/the-visual-art-and-design-of-famous-writers/

Cat’s Cradle first edition cover is retrieved from Wikimedia Commons and is believed to belong to Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CatsCradle%281963%29.jpg . According to Wikimedia, low-resolution cover images qualify as fair-use under US copyright law.

 

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