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Title: (Mis)reading of Kurt Vonnegut
Series: (Focus on Civilizations & Cultures Series)
By (author): Said Mentak
ISBN10-13: 1616685956 : 9781616685959
Format: Hardback
Size: 180x260mm
Pages: 225
Weight: .592 Kg.
Published: Nova Science Publishers, Inc (US) - February   2011
List Price: 247.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 1
Subjects: Literature: history & criticism : Science fiction
When the fictional is fused with the real, the theoretical with the practical, and the line demarcating these spheres of knowledge is blurred there should be a new understanding of the function of literature in post-modern times. The book provides an essential practice of understanding postmodernism fiction by minutely tackling the work of one of the most widely read among the few grandmasters of American letters, Kurt Vonnegut, whose masterpieces, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions, are dealt with in a postmodernist vein. The work raises questions as to the validity of traditional interpretation of a writer who has added the fantastic to the amazing fusion of reality and fiction without losing the Vonnegut touch.
Table of Contents:
Introduction; The Subject & the Social or Historical Reality; The Subject &/or Language; Cat's Cradle : What's New in the Wor(l)d Game; Slaughterhouse-Five: What is Really Going on?; Breakfast of Champions and Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: in What Sense is Life Fiction?; Conclusion; Index.
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