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Overview

At Millennium's End looks back over the body of Kurt Vonnegut's writing, examining the novels, essays, and short stories of one of the century's most beloved and widely read authors and social critics. It also looks forward, projecting Vonnegut's relevance to the next millennium. The essays, by noted Vonnegut scholars and personal friends, are each written from the perspective of someone familiar with Vonnegut's entire canon.
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At Millennium’s End looks back over the body of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing, examining the novels, essays, and short stories of one of the century’s most beloved and widely read authors and social critics. It also looks forward, projecting Vonnegut’s relevance to the next millennium. The essays, by noted Vonnegut scholars and personal friends, are each written from the perspective of someone familiar with Vonnegut’s entire canon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791449295
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Alexander Boon is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Mont Alto. His previous books include Absolute Zero and Chaos Theory and the Interpretation of Literary Texts: The Case of Kurt Vonnegut.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Kurt Vonnegut

Introduction
WHAT TO DO WHEN A POOL-PAH IS YOUR ZAH-MAH-KI-BO
Kevin Alexander Boon

1. VONNEGUT THE ESSAYIST
Jerome Klinkowitz

2. VONNEGUT AND AESTHETIC HUMANSIM
David Andrews

3. QUANTUM LEAPS IN THE VONNEGUT MINDFIELD
Loree Rackstraw

4. VONNEGUT'S GOODBYE: KURT SENIOR, HEMINGWAY, AND KILGORE TROUT
Lawrence R. Broer

5. YOU CANNOT WIN, YOU CANNOT BREAK EVEN, YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF THE GAME: KURT VONNEGUT AND THE NOTION OF PROGRESS
Donald E. Morse

6. SCIENCE AND SENSIBILITY IN THE SHORT FICTION OF KURT VONNEGUT
Jeff Karon

7. KURT VONNEGUT: LUDIC LUDDITE
Hartley S. Spatt

8. NARRATIVE, SELF, AND MORALITY IN THE WRITING OF KURT VONNEGUT
Bill Gholson

9. APOCALYPTIC GRUMBLING: POSTMODERN HUMANISM IN THE WORK OF KURT VONNEGUT
Todd F. Davis

10. VONNEGUT FILMS
Kevin Alexander Boon and David Pringle

List of Contributors

Index

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