Kurt Vonnegut's America

Kurt Vonnegut's America

by Jerome Klinkowitz
     
 

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Written by Vonnegut's friend and chief advocate in the academe, a definitive look at the writer's and nation's mutual influence on each other

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Written by Vonnegut's friend and chief advocate in the academe, a definitive look at the writer's and nation's mutual influence on each other

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No matter how familiar you are with the great author's canon, Kurt Vonnegut's America will have you pulling his books off the shelf again, eager to reread them, armed with new insights that could be provided only by the country's leading Vonnegut scholar. Here Klinkowitz provides a critical context for Vonnegut's output that is informed not only by his biography, but his reaction to, and shaping of, an ever-evolving American culture.
Robert Weide, director of Kurt Vonnegut: American Made and screenwriter of Mother Night

In his tenth book on Kurt Vonnegut, Klinkowitz reads the writer and American culture as evolving in vivid conversation with one another. Klinkowitz writes both as Vonnegut's close friend and as founder of Vonnegut studies. The resulting work reverberates with the inviting elegance, unique authority, and impeccable rigor that only Klinkowitz could provide and which his subject deserves.
Christian Moraru, author of Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism

Blending personal recollection with biographical and critical commentary, Klinkowitz offers immediacy and unique insights in a book that feels like a farewell to an old friend. Kurt Vonnegut's America is a must for any Vonnegut enthusiast.
Peter J. Reed, professor emeritus of English, University of Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570038266
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/30/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


A pioneer in Vonnegut studies, Jerome Klinkowitz is the author of more than forty books, including novels, collections of short stories, studies of literature, philosophy, art, music, sports, and air combat narratives. He is a professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa.

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