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Kurt Vonnegut

Author: Robert T Tally
Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press/Grey House Publishing, 2013.
Series: Critical insights.
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"Critical acclaim eluded Kurt Vonnegut until Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969. An immediate best seller, it earned for the author respect from critics who had previously dismissed him as a mediocre science-fiction writer. Over the course of his career, Vonnegut was honored as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, as a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and as the  Read more...
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Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Tally
ISBN: 9781429838320 1429838329
OCLC Number: 827722940
Description: xiv, 314 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Career, life, and influence : On Kurt Vonnegut / Robert T. Tally Jr. ; Biography of Kurt Vonnegut / Charles J. Shields --
Critical context : Tralfamadore is America: cultural history in Slaughterhouse-five / Darryl Hattenhauer ; The curious reception of Kurt Vonnegut / Donald E. Morse ; Worlds of wordcraft: the metafiction of Kurt Vonnegut / Ralph Clare ; Walker Percy: Kurt Vonnegut for adults / Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. --
Critical readings : "Instructions for use": the opening chapter of Slaughterhouse-five and the reader of historiographical metafictions / Peter Freese ; Looking for Vonnegut: confronting genre and the author/narrator divide / P.L. Thomas ; Vonnegut and religion: daydreaming about God / Susan E. Farrell ; Another "atheist's Bible": knowledge defeats Hocus pocus / Lara Narcisi ; Anthropology across the universe: folk societies in the early novels of Kurt Vonnegut / Shiela Ellen Pardee ; The myth of the two monsters in Breakfast of champions / Gilbert McInnis ; Time, transformation, and the reading process in Vonnegut / Sharon Lynn Sieber ; Can a machine be a gentleman?: machine ethics and ethical machines / Adam T. Bogar ; Humane harmony: environmentalism and culture in Vonnegut's writings / Said Mentak.
Series Title: Critical insights.
Responsibility: editor, Robert T. Tally Jr., Texas State University.

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"Critical acclaim eluded Kurt Vonnegut until Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969. An immediate best seller, it earned for the author respect from critics who had previously dismissed him as a mediocre science-fiction writer. Over the course of his career, Vonnegut was honored as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, as a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and as the Distinguished Professor of English Prose at the City University of New York. Through his insightful and sympathetic treatment of the psychologically and morally crippled victims of the modern world, Vonnegut earned a reputation as one of the greatest humanist writers of his time. Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., an assistant professor of English at Texas State University and Vice President of The Kurt Vonnegut Society, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the popular late-twentieth-century American novelist. For readers who are studying Vonnegut for the first time, a biographical sketch relates the details of his life and four essays survey the critical reception of his work, explore its cultural and historical contexts, situate Vonnegut among his contemporaries, and review key themes in his work. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the writer can then move on to other original essays that explore a bevy of topics, such as major thematic trajectories in Vonnegut's work, the significance of metafiction in Vonnegut's works, Vonnegut's relationship with conventional Christianity, and Vonnegut's use of generic conventions. Works discussed include Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, Hocus Pocus, Cat's Cradle, and The Sirens of Titan."--Publisher's website.

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