Wednesday, December 28, 2005

09. Bluebeard

Thought you guys might like to read this excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut's "Bluebeard".

I compained to Slazinger and Mrs. Berman at supper last night that the young people of today seemed to be trying to get through life with as little information as possible. "They don't even know anything about the Vietnam War or the Empress Josephine, or what a Gorgon is," I said.
Mrs. Berman defended them. She said that it was a little late for them to do anything about the Vietnam War, and that they had more interesting ways of learning about vanity and the power of sex than studying a woman who had lived in anotyher country one hundred and seventy-five years ago. "All that anybody needs to know about a Gorgon, " she said, "is that there is no such thing."

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