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Kurt Vonnegut's America

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following an introduction characterizing Vonnegut as Klinkowitz came to know him over the course of their friendship, this study charts the impact of Vonnegut on American society and of that society on Vonnegut for more than a half-century to illustrate how each informed the other. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Klinkowitz
ISBN: 9781570038266 1570038260 9781570039553 1570039550
OCLC Number: 302189112
Description: x, 142 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Vonnegut released --
Vonnegut's 1950s : human structures --
Vonnegut's 1960s : apocalypse redone --
Vonnegut's 1970s : a public figure --
Vonnegut's 1980s : arts and crafts --
Vonnegut's 1990s : autobiography and the novel --
Conclusion : Vonnegut uncaged.
Responsibility: Jerome Klinkowitz.

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