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At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut / Edition 1
     

At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut / Edition 1

by Kevin Alexander Boon, Kurt Vonnegut
 

ISBN-10: 0791449300

ISBN-13: 9780791449301

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Collected essays by noted scholars covering the breadth and influence of Kurt Vonnegut's literature.

“When I look back at my incredibly lucky career as a writer, it seems that there was never time to think. It was as though I were skiing down a steep and hazardous mountain slope. When I look back at the marks my skis made in the snow on the way down,

Overview

Collected essays by noted scholars covering the breadth and influence of Kurt Vonnegut's literature.

“When I look back at my incredibly lucky career as a writer, it seems that there was never time to think. It was as though I were skiing down a steep and hazardous mountain slope. When I look back at the marks my skis made in the snow on the way down, I only now realize that I wrote again and again about people who behaved decently in an indecent society.” — From the Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791449301
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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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