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The Resource Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism, Todd F. Davis

Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism, Todd F. Davis

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Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism
Title
Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism
Statement of responsibility
Todd F. Davis
Title variation
  • Kurt Vonnegut's crusade
  • How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism
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Language
eng
Summary
"Kurt Vonnegut's desire to save the planet from environmental and military destruction, to enact change by telling stories that both critique and embrace humanity, sets him apart from many of the postmodern authors who rose to prominence during the 1960s and 1970s. This new look at Vonnegut's oeuvre examines his insistence that writing is an "act of good citizenship or an attempt, at any rate, to be a good citizen." By exploring the moral and philosophical underpinnings of Vonnegut's work, Todd F. Davis demonstrates that, over the course of his long career, Vonnegut has created a new kind of humanism that not only bridges the modern and postmodern, but also offers hope for the power and possibilities of story. Davis highlights the ways Vonnegut deconstructs and demystifies the "grand narratives" of American culture while offering provisional narratives - petites histoires - that may serve as tools for daily living."--Jacket
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DLC
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1965-
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Davis, Todd F.
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
Z65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in postmodern culture
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  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Humanism in literature
  • Science fiction, American
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
Label
Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism, Todd F. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern (Midwestern) morality : the act of affirming humanity in a screwed-up world -- Searching for answers in the early novels, or, What are we here for anyway? -- Apocalyptic grumbling : postmodern righteousness in the late novels
Control code
58789451
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780791466759
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780791466759
Label
Kurt Vonnegut's crusade, or, How a postmodern harlequin preached a new kind of humanism, Todd F. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern (Midwestern) morality : the act of affirming humanity in a screwed-up world -- Searching for answers in the early novels, or, What are we here for anyway? -- Apocalyptic grumbling : postmodern righteousness in the late novels
Control code
58789451
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780791466759
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780791466759

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