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Simmons, David

New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut

Simmons, David - New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, ebook

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Table of contents

Part I. Vonnegut’s Early Writing (1950–1969)

1. Flabbergasted
Todd Davis

2. Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night (1961): Howard W. Campbell, Jr., and the Banalities of Evil
Philip Tew

3. “No Damn Cat, and No Damn Cradle”: The Fundamental Flaws in Fundamentalism according to Vonnegut
Paul L. Thomas

4. “God Damn It, You’ve Got to Be Kind”: War and Altruism in the Works of Kurt Vonnegut
Rachel McCoppin

5. The Journey Home in Kurt Vonnegut’s World War II Novels
Elizabeth Abele

Part II. Vonnegut’s Later Writing (1970–2005)

6. Art, Domesticity, and Vonnegut’s Women
Susan E. Farrell

7. Apocalypse in the Optative Mood: Galápagos, or, Starting Over
Robert T. Tally

8. Folding Time: History, Subjectivity, and Intimacy in Vonnegut
Lorna Jowett

9. Resilience, Time, and the Ability of Humor to Salvage Any Situation
Jessica Lingel

Part III. Vonnegut and Other Writers

10. Duty Dance with Death: A Farewell to Arms and Slaughterhouse-Five
Lawrence R. Broer

11. “Somewhere in There Was Springtime”: Kurt Vonnegut, His Apocalypses, and His Post-9/11 Heirs
Chris Glover

12. Wampeters and Foma? Misreading Religion in Cat’s Cradle and The Book of Dave
Claire Allen

Keywords: Literature, North American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Literary Theory

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Page amount
248 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230100817
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-37980-4

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