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photoblog image Nu Aesthetics: Schlachthof Fünf / Slaughterhouse Five

Nu Aesthetics: Schlachthof Fünf / Slaughterhouse Five

One of the best minds of the twentieth century, a great writer and a brilliant thinker, Kurt Vonnegut left this sinful world last year due to a tragic accident. His novels had a huge impact on young VZ.

The mind of the 84 years old titan of social satire remained sharp to the last day of his life. His appearance on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" not long before his death was a good testament to that.   

To The Teacher with my great respect I dedicate today's photograph.

Nu Aesthetics: Schlachthof Fünf / Slaughterhouse Five

One of the best minds of the twentieth century, a great writer and a brilliant thinker, Kurt Vonnegut left this sinful world last year due to a tragic accident. His novels had a huge impact on young VZ.

The mind of the 84 years old titan of social satire remained sharp to the last day of his life. His appearance on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" not long before his death was a good testament to that.   

To The Teacher with my great respect I dedicate today's photograph.

comments (17)

I like the textures on this. Lovely shot.
vz-nostalgia: I had a secret hope that you'll see a bit more here than textures, Ade. Well, maybe next time. smile
I have never read Slaughterhouse 5, although many years ago I read an account of the fire bombing of Dresden that shocked me very deeply.

I like your simple tribute viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Trying hard to stay simple, Bill. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Stuck In Between Shades of Gray
  • 14 Oct 2008, 08:25
"So it goes."
vz-nostalgia: Seems, so it does, up and down, from one extreme to the other.
What nice of you to honor someone who meant a lot!
The image made me pondered about a bit first, before I read your text, so I thought it was a work of art was done by a horseshoe!
Special picture!
vz-nostalgia: I'd love to take a picture of a horseshoe, Ms. Sussie, but Atlanta is not the right place to bump onto one. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Oct 2008, 10:39
Viktor, I knew that you have been inspired by Kurt Vonnegut. This novel belongs to the 'musts' I have to read before...- I agree with Bill: a very impressive kind of tribute- a symbol of cruelity and damage, physical and mental violations...I could imagine to feel the hurts and the beats of the nails, almost a kind of crucifixion. --
I personally am always ashamed of the so terrible- horrible German words which are known all over the world: "Schlachthof", "Konzentrationslager", "Nazi", "Angst", "Schadenfreude"... ( besides we have so many soft, gentle, human friendly words as expression of a quite other side of mentality/thinking in our history...)! We have to live with these experiences and problems and to learn...!
vz-nostalgia: "I knew that you have been inspired by Kurt Vonnegut." Is it that apparent in my pictures and in my writing, Ms. Philine?
"...a symbol of cruelty and damage, physical and mental..." That is exactly in the line of my thoughts.
I dont know the author but I like these textures and tones.
vz-nostalgia: In this case, I envy you, Nig, as you're about to discover a new universe called Kurt Vonnegut. smile
Fantastic shot! Well captured
vz-nostalgia: well, I tried my best, Ryan. I always do. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Stuck In Between Shades of Gray
  • 14 Oct 2008, 14:46
"So it goes" (K.V.)

I think it is the only fitting tribute to his death....don't you?
vz-nostalgia: Actually, the original title I had for this picture was Slaughterhouse Five or So It Goes. smile
I don't know about the "only", the man created so many jokes about death, including his own. You know he smoked a lot, and always expensive cigarettes, because, as he said, it's "a classy way to commit suicide", but died after falling down the stair in his own home.
Once more you cought me. This image troubles me a lot: it makes me feel unconfortable, pressed down, sad... It's a shame I can not express it to you in my own lenguage !!
vz-nostalgia: and why can't you, Ms. Berta? After all, it's your own language. smile Want to try?
Would you understand anything if I write it in Catalan??!!
vz-nostalgia: Is that a Western Catalan or an Eastern Catalan, Ms. Berta?
I'm just kidding. I suppose, I can use an online translator.
I'm also a gresat fan of KV. I knew he'd died, but didn't know it was in an accident. What happened? Oh... I've just seen from your reply to K that it was a domestic fall. So it goes, indeed.

P.S. Don't let the RAF off the hook for Dresden.
vz-nostalgia: Yes, he died of brain insuries he received during the fall from the stair. What a shame.
Oh sure, Royal Air Force is not off the hook for this barbaric action, but Americans dropped twice as much bombs on this city than Brits did.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2008, 13:25
This is really nice. I've seen some other textured shots recently (I'm guessing there's more to this shot than meets the eye) and it's been done really delicately and well here. If I'm wrong then the shot is really, really good!
vz-nostalgia: ...and if you're right, than the shot is really, really bad, Harv? smile
There is more to this shot, but only to those who are prepared to receive more, Harv, like with any other piece of art, I guess. smile
  • Lee Six Pack
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2008, 13:11
Dude, you're bumming me out about this Kurt Vonnegut guy.. but my friend has Slaughterhouse Five on XBox 360 and said it is sweet!!!
Jk wink
vz-nostalgia: Oh gosh, I didn't know they made it into a game. You can bomb Dresden to nothing as many times as you want now. Lord, what does this world come to?!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Oct 2008, 15:22
Great image, VZ.
In the middle of "Galapagos" at the moment...it is taking a long time to finish as I have to keep putting it down for a few days until the laughter subsides.
vz-nostalgia: That's how I read Herman Hesse's "Steppenwolf", one page at a time, to stretch the pleasure and in fear that one day there would be no page left to turn. smile
Lovely shape you have captured here - the BW looks really good too. I try to remember if I have read something of Vonnegut.....I don't think so but Slaughterhouse Five has been on my list for a long time....
vz-nostalgia: Well, maybe it's a good time to move some books up your list, Aksel? Next time you go to your wife's mountain house, don't forget to take a copy of Slaughterhouse Five with you. smile
sometimes i just look at your images, and can't think of what to say, can't think of exactly how to compliment. this is one of those times, just to let you know that i look...and get inspired...
vz-nostalgia: didn't you just say, Ms. Julie, that sometimes I leave you speechless? smile
There is a person in both novels called Rumfoord; in The Sirens of Titan there is Winston Niles Rumfoord, and in Slaughterhouse-Five there is Professor Bertram Copeland Rumfoord. The question is whether these characters have anything in common besides their surnames. Mr.VZ? (:
vz-nostalgia: I don't know teh answer to this trivia question of yours, Ms. Aniko, so I referred to my trusted source, The great Wiki. This is what I have dug out:
"Bertram Copeland Rumfoord
A Harvard history professor, retired Air Force brigadier general and millionaire, who shares a hospital room with Billy and is interested in the Dresden bombing. He is almost surely a relative of Winston Niles Rumfoord, a character in a previous novel by Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan."
See, nowadays the important thing is not to know the answers, but to know ways and places where to find them. smile
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