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New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, Paperback / softback Book

New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut Paperback / softback

Edited by D. Simmons

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 233 pages, XV, 233 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780230120976



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