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The Vonnegut effect

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A pioneer in Vonnegut studies and publishing in the field since 1969, Klinkowitz offers The Vonnegut Effect as a thorough treatment of the author's fiction - a canon covering more than a half century and comprising twenty books. Considering both Vonnegut's methods and the cultural needs they have served, Klinkowitz explains how those works came to be written and concludes with an assessment of the author's place in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Klinkowitz
ISBN: 1570035202 9781570035203
OCLC Number: 52799746
Description: xv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Vonnegut in America --
Coming to Terms with Theme: Early Stories and Player Piano --
Coming to Terms with Technique: The Sirens of Titan, Mother Night, Cat's Cradle, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater --
Speaking Personally: Slaughterhouse-Five and the Essays --
Speaking Famously: Happy Birthday, Wanda June; Breakfast of Champions; Slapstick; Jailbird; and Deadeye Dick --
Speaking Cosmically: Galp̀agos, Bluebeard, and Hocus Pocus --
The Autobiography of a Novel: Timequake --
Vonnegut in Fiction.
Responsibility: Jerome Klinkowitz.
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Kurt Vonnegut is one of the few American writers to have won and sustained a great popular acceptance while introducing new themes and forms on the literary cutting edge. This study of the author's  Read more...

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