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The Resource New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut, edited by David Simmons

New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut, edited by David Simmons

Label
New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut
Title
New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Simmons
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic work became a symbol for the counterculture of a generation. From his debut novel, Player Piano (1951), through seminal 1960's novels such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) and up to the recent success of A Man Without a Country (2005), Vonnegut's writing has remained commercially popular, offering a satirical yet optimistic outlook on modern life. Though many fellow writers admired Vonnegut--Gore Vidal famously suggesting that "Kurt was never dull"--The academic establishment has tended to retain a degree of skepticism concerning the validity of his work. This dynamic collection aims to re-evaluate Vonnegut's position as an integral part of the American post-war canon of literature
  • "Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic work became a symbol for the counterculture of a generation. From his debut novel, Player Piano (1951) through seminal 1960's novels such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) up to the recent success of A Man Without A Country (2005), Vonnegut's writing has remained commercially popular, offering a satirical yet optimistic outlook on modern life. Though many fellow writers admired Vonnegut - Gore Vidal famously suggesting that "Kurt was never dull" - the academic establishment has tended to retain a degree of scepticism concerning the validity of his work. This collection aims to re-evaluate Vonnegut's position as an integral part of the American post-war cannon of literature."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
Z793 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simmons, David
Series statement
American literature readings in the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Science fiction, American
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
Label
New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut, edited by David Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Flabbergasted / Todd Davis -- Kurt Vonnegut's Mother night (1961): Howard W. Campbell, Jr., and the banalities of evil / Philip Tew -- "No damn cat, and no damn cradle": the fundamental flaws in fundamentalism according to Vonnegut / Paul L. Thomas -- "God damn it, you've got to be kind": war and altruism in the works of Kurt Vonnegut / Rachel McCoppin -- The journey home in Kurt Vonnegut's World War II novels / Elizabeth Abele -- Art, domesticity, and Vonnegut's women / Susan E. Farrell -- Apocalypse in the optative mood: Galápagos, or, Starting over / Robert T. Tally, Jr. -- Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut / Lorna Jowett -- Resilience, time, and the ability of humor to salvage any situation / Jessica Lingel -- Duty dance with death: A farewell to arms and Slaughterhouse-Five / Lawrence R. Broer -- "Somewhere in there was springtime": Kurt Vonnegut, his apocalypses, and his post-9/11 heirs / Chris Glover -- Wampeters and foma? misreading religion in Cat's cradle and The book of Dave / Claire Allen
Control code
310171771
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780230616271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)310171771
Label
New critical essays on Kurt Vonnegut, edited by David Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Flabbergasted / Todd Davis -- Kurt Vonnegut's Mother night (1961): Howard W. Campbell, Jr., and the banalities of evil / Philip Tew -- "No damn cat, and no damn cradle": the fundamental flaws in fundamentalism according to Vonnegut / Paul L. Thomas -- "God damn it, you've got to be kind": war and altruism in the works of Kurt Vonnegut / Rachel McCoppin -- The journey home in Kurt Vonnegut's World War II novels / Elizabeth Abele -- Art, domesticity, and Vonnegut's women / Susan E. Farrell -- Apocalypse in the optative mood: Galápagos, or, Starting over / Robert T. Tally, Jr. -- Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut / Lorna Jowett -- Resilience, time, and the ability of humor to salvage any situation / Jessica Lingel -- Duty dance with death: A farewell to arms and Slaughterhouse-Five / Lawrence R. Broer -- "Somewhere in there was springtime": Kurt Vonnegut, his apocalypses, and his post-9/11 heirs / Chris Glover -- Wampeters and foma? misreading religion in Cat's cradle and The book of Dave / Claire Allen
Control code
310171771
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780230616271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)310171771

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