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Kurt Vonnegut and the Centrifugal Force of Fate
     

Kurt Vonnegut and the Centrifugal Force of Fate

by Gary McMahon
 

"He was a Merlin among Men of Letters. Open any Kurt Vonnegut book and the words come to life in rapport with the reader like broomsticks enthralled by a book of spells."

How did he do it? Through early drafts of projects like Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse 5 and "Harrison Bergeron," sensationally different from the published stories, Gary McMahon peers

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"He was a Merlin among Men of Letters. Open any Kurt Vonnegut book and the words come to life in rapport with the reader like broomsticks enthralled by a book of spells."

How did he do it? Through early drafts of projects like Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse 5 and "Harrison Bergeron," sensationally different from the published stories, Gary McMahon peers over the shoulder of a man without a country and an American institution. We get to see the original manuscripts and spend time with the complete works, from Player Piano to Armageddon in Retrospect, including a rare comparison of Vonnegut's journalism with peers like Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439935
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Gary McMahon lives in Manchester, England, where he lectures and writes. He wrote Camp in Literature (McFarland, 2006), and his articles have appeared in Sight and Sound in London and Stop Smiling in Chicago.

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