New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut Politics, Postmodernism, and Pacifism (Hardcover)
|In this book, an impressive range of academics, novelists, and writers take a multidisciplinary approach to Kurt Vonnegut''s life, works, and influence--adeptly reassessing his influential body of work.|
From the Publisher:
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.