The 92nd Street Y has made available on iTunes two classic appearance by Kurt Vonnegut. The first, from May 1970, features Vonnegut reading from the still unpublished Breakfast of Champions. The second, from May 1983, is a speech titled “Short Sentences and Placebo Profundities.” Both are available for free and worth checking out. Search for “92nd Street Y” and choose the “Literature” podcasts to access these classic Vonnegut performances.
Check out the following link for a 1992 Kurt Vonnegut lecture from the John W. and Joan Eadie Celebrity Lecture Series:
It’s 90 minutes of classic Vonnegut.
Seven Stories Press has recently published If This Isn’t Nice, What is? – The Graduation Speeches, a collection of some of KV’s commencement speeches. We’ll be posting a review shortly. In the meantime, check out this speech from 1999 at Agnes Scott College in Georgia.