New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut Paperback
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
- Pages: 233 pages, XV, 233 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 07/12/2011
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780230120976