A Digestion of Slaughterhouse Five
Listen, they have lost their time.
It is as useful to write an anti-glacier novel as it is to write an anti-war novel. Without wars there would be less art. Less art is less humanity and less progress in the sphere of the humane. And more war. Their art is not possible without a dance with death.
So they say.
Their truth is discovered among the dead. They have no other truth. The only use of their wars, and lives, is death. They are afraid. Their war is an art form of history, to be studied leisurely in warm rooms with loosened ties and full stomachs. Their truth is dead.
So they say. Continue reading