"Understanding Kurt Vonnegut" is a critical analysis of Vonnegut's novels. After dealing with his early work in science fiction in the 1950s - "Player Piano" and "The Sirens of Titan" - this study pays special attention to Vonnegut's "major phase" in the 1960s, which consists of four extremely diverse but fully realized novels: "Mother's Night"; "Cat's Cradle"; "God Bless You, Mr Rosewater" and "Slaughterhouse-Five"; the critical backlash that resulted after Vonnegut published "Breakfast of Champions" and "Slapstick" in the 1970s, two admittedly weak novels. In the 1980s, Vonnegut turned away from his characteristic mode of science fiction to what the study calls "social/political realism". "Jailbird", "Deadeye Dick", "Galapagos" and "Bluebeard" are compelling works that prove Vonnegut is still a vital force in contemporary American literature.
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A critical companion to Vonnegut’s early novelsAbout the Author:
William Rodney Allen teaches English at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches. His other books include Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut, and The Coen Brothers: Interviews.
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 36S9KG000C8S
Descripción Univ of South Carolina Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110872497224
Descripción Univ of South Carolina Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0872497224