Eat Your Vegetables: "Mother Night" (Vonnegut, 1961)

Each week in Eat Your Vegetables, Jonathan Sircy shares the benefit and appeal of some of the culture’s more inaccessible or intimidating artifacts.Cultural Vegetable of the Week: Mother Night (Kurt Vonnegut, 1961) Nutritional Value: A parable on the perils of pretendingIn Mother Night’s introduction, Kurt Vonnegut says his third novel has three morals. In order, they are:“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” “When you’re dead you’re dead.” “M … [Read more...]