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Kurt Vonnegut and the American novel : a postmodern iconography

Author: Robert T Tally, Jr.
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2011.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
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The novels of Kurt Vonnegut depict a profoundly absurd and distinctly postmodern world. But in this critical study, Robert Tally argues that Vonnegut himself is actually a modernist, who is less interested in indulging in the free play of signifiers than in attempting to construct a model that could encompass the American experience at the end of the twentieth century. As a modernist wrestling with a postmodern  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Tally, Robert T.
Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel : A Postmodern Iconography.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2011
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Tally, Jr.
ISBN: 9781441130341 1441130349
OCLC Number: 754582267
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 185 pages).
Contents: Chapter 1. A Postmodern Iconography --
Chapter 2. Misanthropic Humanism: Player Piano and The Sirens of Titan --
Chapter 3. Anxiety and the Jargon of Authenticity: Mother Night --
Chapter 4. The Dialectic of American Enlightenment: Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater --
Chapter 5. Eternal Returns, or, Tralfamadorian Ethics: Slaughterhouse-Five --
Chapter 6. Anti-Oedipus of the Heartland: Breakfast of Champions --
Chapter 7. Imaginary Communities, or, the Ends of the Political: Slapstick and Jailbird --
Chapter 8. Abstract Idealism: Deadeye Dick and Bluebeard --
Chapter 9. Apocalypse in the Optative Mood: Galápagos --
Chapter 10. Twilight of the Icons: Hocus Pocus and Timequake.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Robert T. Tally Jr.

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A study of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, approaching them as literary experiments attempting to comprehend the American experience in the postmodern condition.  Read more...

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