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Unstuck in Time A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels

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ISBN-10: 1609804309

ISBN-13: 9781609804305

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gregory D. Sumner

List price: $18.95
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InUnstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut's best-known works--his fourteen novels starting withPlayer Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book,A Man Without a Country(2005)--to illustrate the quintessential American writer's profound engagement with the "American Dream" in its various forms.Sumner gives us a poignant portrait of Vonnegut and his resistance to celebrating the traditional values associated with the American Dream: grandiose ambition, unbridled material success, rugged individualism, and "winners" over "losers." Instead of a celebration of these values, we read and share Vonnegut's…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 12/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Storyteller: Kurt Vonnegut and the American Dream
Prologue: Impossible Dreams: A Writer s Education, 1922-1952
Player Piano
The Sirens of Titan
Mother Night
Cat's Cradle
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or, Pearls Before Swine
Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death
Breakfast of Champions, or, Goodbye Blue Monday!
Slapstick, or, Lonesome No More!
Jailbird
Deadeye Dick
Galapagos: A Second Noah's Ark
Bluebeard
Hocus Pocus
Timequake
Epilogue: A Man without a Country, a "Planetary Citizen"
Notes
Kurt Vonnegut's Novels
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author