Some #VonnegutSummer breaking news. The Vonnegut Review has published a special Labor Day essay for Jacobin Magazine. It’s about the real history of Labor Day as well as literature’s role in re-imagining history and politics for the present day. It’s a good one, and you don’t want to miss it. An excerpt:
Literature is not – and cannot – be the only force in this fight for economic justice, but its potential contributions should not be understated. Vonnegut is such a potent example of this literary-labor nexus because of his immense popularity. Readers treasured Vonnegut’s literary imagination not just for his stance on politics and economics, but his masterful storytelling, his inimitable wit, and his humanistic compassion. Binding these literary qualities together with his political outlook makes him relevant more than ever today.