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Understanding Kurt Vonnegut (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) Paperback – August 20, 2009

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"As both literary critic and academic. Allen cuts through the clarity and the humor, the deceptively simple and the downright silly, to offer a careful... analysis of Vonnegut the serious artist." - Small Press "Allen centers on the author's most experimental period, reading Mother Night as a tautly structured and tightly focused narrative confession, Cat's Cradle as an exuberant test of such limits, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as a significant shift to realism, and Slaughterhouse-Five as a masterful transposition of time and space. Among the later works, Allen prefers Jailbird and Bluebeard for their apt renderings of important cultural, social, and political issues." - American Literary Scholarship"

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A critical companion to Vonnegut’s early novels

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