Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Jorge
†††Western titans of Humanism and Compassion
urt Vonnegut Ė the writer-humanist, the brightest representative of a
constellation of creators, faced to the world a true Western Culture of the
20-th century. This Culture shined on the lifeless spaces of the materialism
and presets the hope to millions lost souls. There are not enough like him,
titans of the Idea of Compassion: Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Jorge Luis
Borges, Somerset Maugham, Mario Puzo, urt Vonnegut. Yes, there are little of them Ė stars in the
universe, that made inhabited the icy cold night of the materialistic world.
Gentle, steadfast, paying careful attention to the simple people, in inhuman
conditions of a survival, a word of understanding and support, grief and humor,
a prayer, Poetry and Romanticism Ė despite of everything else going on in the
world. urt Vonnegut Ė the Storyteller and American
Don Quixote, we Russians knew him since childhood... Thanks for YOUR WORLD and
for YOUR HEART; you have taught us of Love and about God, and warned us. The
informed are the rescued. Eternal Loving Memory, Dear Friend!
††††††† IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRIEND
†At the age of 84, the classic in
American-literature Kurt Vonnegut died. His popularity rose through his
post-war products in which he used a mix of caustic social satire and science
fiction. The writer died in a house in
was a proscenium of modern literature after the 60th anniversary of the
publication of the story "Catís Cradle", which became a best seller,
and the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five", which is considered one of the
best American novels in the XX century. In it by means of elements of science
fiction, absurdity and humor the writer put under doubt doctrines of religion,
practice of war, technical progress and aspirations of a consumer society.
Vonnegutís themes were not unique. The popularity of his books, however, has
provided uniqueness to author's style.
Vonnegut was born in 1922 in
thought of himself as pessimists and approved, that equality in the American
society is not result of equal opportunities, and, on
the contrary, fruits of reduction of these opportunities. This theme it has
developed "the Breakfast of champions " where the hero, the seller of
cars of average years, are convicted on their own experiences that assiduous
work, honesty and mind do not guarantee success in quickly varying America in
the story. People in the
of his books are ordinary people, who get into surrealistic situations, which in
fact, portray the American culture. The author himself was also a part of this
†††††††† †GOOD BYE, MIRACLE!