Kurt Vonnegut is the Bob Dylan of contemporary American literature. Bursting with raw talent and unwavering ideological fervor, for decades he has defined social and political commentary. His wit and imagination left his readers forever fans and forever changed.
At the root of his devoted following lies the respect people have for how strong he held to his convictions and how passionately he articulated and spread them. It didn’t matter that he broke grammatical rules like an MLA rebel without a cause, or that his books had more and deeper plot holes than the pot hole lined streets approaching the Holland tunnel. (Nor did it matter that Dylan couldn’t sing more than one raspy monotone note.) What mattered is that Kurt never gave up and never gave in.
Find an idea that you can’t stop thinking about, an idea that you’d be proud to defend and advocate. Now write about it.
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