Chapter 39. Kurt Vonnegut

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Jerome Klinkowitz Professor University Distinguished Scholar

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch39

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Klinkowitz, J. (2009) Kurt Vonnegut, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch39

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Northern Iowa, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday - Vonnegut, as major novelist of his times;
  • Player Piano - received positive reviews;
  • The Sirens of Titan - interest in anthropological comparativism;
  • The Sirens of Titan - consigned to market of passing entertainments;
  • Mother Night - double-agent spy and his story about Nazi Germany and postwar Israeli politics;
  • God Bless You. Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut's career taking important turns;
  • Breakfast of Champions (1973) - evidence of a writer being aware of his audience;
  • Slapstick (1976), centering on social or political topics;
  • Hocus Pocus (1990) - author's steady two decades of production as a famous writer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading