Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic work became a symbol for the counterculture of a generation. From his debut novel, Player Piano (1951) through seminal 1960's novels such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) up to the recent success of A Man Without A Country (2005), Vonnegut's writing has remained commercially popular, offering a satirical yet optimistic outlook on modern life. Though many fellow writers admired Vonnegut - Gore Vidal famously suggesting that "Kurt was never dull" - the academic establishment has tended to retain a degree of scepticism concerning the validity of his work. This dynamic collection aims to re-evaluate Vonnegut's position as an integral part of the American post-war cannon of literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages133-146
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9780230616271
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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NameAmerican literature readings in the twenty-first century

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History
Folding
Intimacy
Subjectivity
Kurt Vonnegut
Novel
Player Piano
Skepticism
Writer
Symbol
Debut Novel
Cradle
Counterculture

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Jowett, L., & Simmons, D. (Ed.) (2009). Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut. In New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut (pp. 133-146). (American literature readings in the twenty-first century). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd..
Jowett, Lorna ; Simmons, David (Editor). / Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut. New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2009. pp. 133-146 (American literature readings in the twenty-first century).
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Jowett, L & Simmons, D (ed.) 2009, Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut. in New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. American literature readings in the twenty-first century, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, pp. 133-146.

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Jowett L, Simmons D, (ed.). Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut. In New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009. p. 133-146. (American literature readings in the twenty-first century).