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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's cradle

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House, ©2002.
Series: Modern critical interpretations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Giannone, John L. Simons, James Lundquist, and other scholars.
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Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791063372 9780791063378 0791071685 9780791071687
OCLC Number: 48966515
Description: viii, 258 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: After the bomb, Dad came up with ice / Terry Southern --
Vonnegut's Cat's cradle / William S. Doxey --
The private person as public figure / Jerome Klinkowitz --
Cat's cradle / Richard Giannone --
Tangled up in you : a playful reading of Cat's cradle / John L. Simons --
From formula toward experiment : Cat's cradle and God bless you, Mr. Rosewater / Jerome Klinkowitz --
Playful genesis and dark revelation in Cat's cradle / Leonard Mustazza --
Bokononism as a structure of ironies / Zoltan Ab di-Nagy --
Mother night, Cat's cradle, and The crimes of our time / Jerome Klinkowitz --
Vonnegut's invented religions as sense-making systems / Peter Freese --
Icy solitude : magic and violence in Macondo and San Lorenzo / Wendy B. Faris --
Vonnegut's cosmos / David H. Goldsmith --
Cosmic irony / James Lundquist --
Cat's cradle : Jonah and the whale / Lawrence R. Broer --
Hurting 'til it laughs : the painful-comic science fiction stories of Kurt Vonnegut / Peter J. Reed --
The paradox of "awareness" and language in Vonnegut's fiction / Loree Rackstraw.
Series Title: Modern critical interpretations.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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A critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Giannone, John L. Simons, James Lundquist, and other scholars.

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