Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut written by Susan Farrell and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Kurt Vonnegut written by Thomas F. Marvin and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers an examination of the works of the American science fiction writer.

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New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut written by D. Simmons and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-09-28 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic work became a symbol for the counterculture of a generation. From his debut novel, Player Piano (1951) through seminal 1960's novels such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) up to the recent success of A Man Without A Country (2005), Vonnegut's writing has remained commercially popular, offering a satirical yet optimistic outlook on modern life. Though many fellow writers admired Vonnegut - Gore Vidal famously suggesting that "Kurt was never dull" - the academic establishment has tended to retain a degree of scepticism concerning the validity of his work. This dynamic collection aims to re-evaluate Vonnegut's position as an integral part of the American post-war cannon of literature.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Reading, Learning, Teaching Kurt Vonnegut written by Paul Lee Thomas and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces the writing of contemporary American author, Kurt Vonnegut, and offers teachers ideas for bringing his works into the classroom as part of the reading and writing curriculum.

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five

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Download or read book Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of critical essays about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five.

Posthumanism in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Posthumanism in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut written by Andrew Hicks and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Posthumanism in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Matter That Complains So re-examines the prevailing critical consensus that Kurt Vonnegut was a humanist writer. While more difficult elements of his work have often been the subject of scholarly attention, the tendency amongst critics writing on Vonnegut is to disavow them, or to subsume them within a liberal humanist framework. When Vonnegut’s work is read from a posthumanist perspective, however, the productive paradoxes of his work are more fully realised. Drawing on New Materialist, Eco-Critical and Systems Theory methodologies, this book highlights posthumanist themes in six of Vonnegut’s most famous novels, and emphasises the ways in which Vonnegut troubles human/non-human, natural/artificial, and material/discursive hierarchical binaries

Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Kurt Vonnegut written by Kevin Alexander Boon and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kurt Vonnegut was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright and also published five works of non-fiction. His careers spans 50 years. This book features an in-depth look the life of the author as well as a close examination of the most widely-read of his works. Plot summary, excerpts, character analysis, and themes for each work covered are revealed. Critical analysis from differing points of view of the work is also presented. With this informational book, students learn how to identify themes, analyze how elements in the text interact and how to identify the informational context behind fictional treatment of words.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Book Analysis)

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Download or read book Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Book Analysis) written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Slaughterhouse-Five with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, which tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, who suffers from a very unusual condition: he time-travels back and forth throughout his own life. In his youth, Billy is one of the few survivors of the bombing of Dresden during the Second World War, but he learns to overcome the lingering trauma of this experience when he is kidnapped by aliens known as Tralfamadorians and adopts their fatalistic worldview: that death, like everything else, is inevitable. Billy then decides to devote his life to spreading this doctrine. This satirical novel about the deep psychological scars left by the trauma of war was heavily inspired by Vonnegut’s own experiences as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, and is considered one of the most significant anti-war novels of the 20th century. Find out everything you need to know about Slaughterhouse-Five in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Agnostics

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Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Agnostics written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Dark Humor

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Download or read book Dark Humor written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

Understanding Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Understanding Kurt Vonnegut written by William R. Allen and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LITERARY STUDIES: FROM C 1900 -. This is a critical companion to Vonnegut's early novels. "Understanding Kurt Vonnegut" is a critical analysis of Vonnegut's fiction as a point of entrance for students and general readers alike. In close readings of Vonnegut's novels, William Rodney Allen examines the distinctive stylistic, thematic, and formally innovative elements that earned Vonnegut (1922-2007) a mass following, especially among young readers, as well as critical respect among scholars.

The Role of Science Fiction

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Download or read book The Role of Science Fiction written by Stefan Weißhampel and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2008-02-26 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Since Kurt Vonnegut passed away aged 84 earlier this year (11th April 2007), his life and work received considerable media recognition. While FOX-news could not refrain from expressing rather hostile criticism in their Vonnegut obituary, admirers of Vonnegut's works reacted with angry comments to the aforementioned programme. All over the internet bloggers expressed their regrets and wrote their own obituaries commenting on Vonnegut's life as well as his books. Why does the death of an 84 year old author leaving a body of 14 novels, three collections of short stories, one compilation of fictitious interviews with dead celebrities, four works of non-fiction, five plays and one requiem lead to public reactions which differ so widely? How can the works of an author who persisted to write his last book on an old typewriter be so relevant for the technophiles of the blogosphere? These questions alone justify the continuation of an academic discourse on the works of Kurt Vonnegut which has been going on four almost forty years following the publication of Slaughterhouse-Five in 1969. Ever since that novel, critics rarely fail to mention the considerable influence of science fiction on Vonnegut's writing. Man's relationship to technology and the effects of technology on inter-human communication are central motifs in science fiction: hence, the web 2.0 generation's reaction to Vonnegut's death provides an extraordinary indication that the problems pondered upon in Vonnegut's science fiction are still relevant today. However, it has to be said that most critics' references to science fiction elements in Vonnegut's works remain limited to a surface level and evoke the impression that either the scholar is not well informed about the implications of the term 'science fiction' or fails to name his or her references. The effect of such an approach is that the works on the subject will either seem to be apologetic annexions of Vonnegut's novels by science fiction buffs and space opera fans or attempts to minimise the role of science fiction in the works of Kurt Vonnegut to mere parody. Neither impression is adequate for a thorough understanding of the role of science fiction in the works of Kurt Vonnegut. Therefore, in this paper a coordinate system discussing the implication of the term science fiction will be set up, in which Vonnegut's works can be located. In order to find a valid reference point, a fixed set of aspects will be [...]

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

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Download or read book Encyclopedia of the American Novel written by Abby H. P. Werlock and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut

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Download or read book Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut written by Steve Gronert Ellerhoff and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff explores short stories by Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, written between 1943 and 1968, with a post-Jungian approach. Drawing upon archetypal theories of myth from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and their forbearer C. G. Jung, Ellerhoff demonstrates how short fiction follows archetypal patterns that can illuminate our understanding of the authors, their times, and their culture. In practice, a post-Jungian ‘mythodology’ is shown to yield great insights for the literary criticism of short fiction. Chapters in this volume carefully contextualise and historicize each story, including Bradbury and Vonnegut’s earliest and most imaginatively fantastic works. The archetypal constellations shaping Vonnegut’s early works are shown to be war and fragmentation, while those in Bradbury’s are family and the wholeness of the sun. Analysis is complemented by the explored significance of illustrations that featured alongside the stories in their first publications. By uncovering the ways these popular writers redressed old myths in new tropes—and coined new narrative elements for hopes and fears born of their era—the book reveals a fresh method which can be applied to all imaginative short stories, increasing understanding and critical engagement. Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut is an important text for a number of fields, from Jungian and Post-Jungian studies to short story theoriesand American studies to Bradbury and Vonnegut studies. Scholars and students of literature will come away with a renewed appreciation for an archetypal approach to criticism, while the book will also be of great interest to practising depth psychologists seeking to incorporate short stories into therapy.

And So It Goes

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Download or read book And So It Goes written by Charles J. Shields and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature. In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. The first response was no ("A most respectful demurring by me for the excellent writer Charles J. Shields, who offered to be my biographer"). Unwilling to take no for an answer, propelled by a passion for his subject, and already deep into his research, Shields wrote again and this time, to his delight, the answer came back: "O.K." For the next year—a year that ended up being Vonnegut's last—Shields had access to Vonnegut and his letters. And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut resonates with readers of all generations from the baby boomers who grew up with him to high-school and college students who are discovering his work for the first time. Vonnegut's concise collection of personal essays, Man Without a Country, published in 2006, spent fifteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than 300,000 copies to date. The twenty-first century has seen interest in and scholarship about Vonnegut's works grow even stronger, and this is the first book to examine in full the life of one of the most influential iconoclasts of his time.

Breaking Down Vonnegut

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Download or read book Breaking Down Vonnegut written by Julia A. Whitehead and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-02-02 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A practical guide to Vonnegut’s works for young adults, secondary, and college students Kurt Vonnegut was a prolific American writer whose career spanned more than 50 years. Vonnegut’s world is a complex web. His books, short stories, and essays are among the gems of American literature, exploring themes of historical events and human limitations. Written for young adults through adulthood, the goal of Breaking Down Vonnegut is to relate essential facts about Kurt Vonnegut’s life and to address the themes underlying his imaginary worlds. Breaking Down Vonnegut features an overview of Vonnegut’s life and an investigation of the midwestern values that were challenged by his imprisonment by the Nazis during his wartime military service. Those themes, often cloaked in science fiction, historical parallels, and social science conundrums, address the major questions of life: the values by which we choose to live. Author Julia Whitehead is the founder and CEO of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis. Her ten years of experience leading the organization and learning about Vonnegut impelled her to share her knowledge and insight with fans and those new to Vonnegut’s life and work. Breaking Down Vonnegut Showcases the multiple genres in Vonnegut’s world Provides a brief thematic tour through two of Vonnegut’s books and one short story Offers three chapters of biographical information Explains why Kurt Vonnegut will remain one of the great American voices heard around the world This is the first book of its kind for middle and secondary students, and it will also delight educators, parents, and anyone interested in or studying Vonnegut’s life and work.