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Animated Video of Kurt Vonnegut's Lost Lecture Describes What It Takes to Be a Writer

Nearly 45 years ago, Kurt Vonnegut dropped this timeless insight on an eager audience.

Animated Video of Kurt Vonnegut's Lost Lecture Describes What It Takes to Be a Writer

Nearly 45 years ago, novelist Kurt Vonnegut walked into an audience of eager and unassuming NYU students and dropped some timeless knowledge on what it means to be a writer.

Does the artist really cure himself through his work? How can a writer piece together bits of truth about humanity in a succinct and engaging manner? Vonnegut explains that a writer needs paranoia for energy, as creative writers are constantly “in the process of becoming—they are humanity, becoming.”


This video transports you back to that lecture hall.

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