Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 322
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 9780099842606
ISBN 13 : 0099842602
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakfast of Champions Book Description:

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary cre

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2010-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781407054032
ISBN 13 : 1407054031
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakfast of Champions Book Description:

Discover Vonnegurt’s funny absurdist novel about the human condition. ‘Outrageous, witty, thought-provoking, unputdownable, scintillating, invigorating, ennobling, enlightening and masterly’ Spectator In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene. ‘Vonnegut explains everything from an apple to the pyramids...weird, fast and inventive’ Daily Telegraph

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Total Pages : 342
Release : 1973
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106015466755
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakfast of Champions Book Description:

The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel, depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.

Romantic Postmodernism in American Fiction

Romantic Postmodernism in American Fiction
Author : Eberhard Alsen
Publisher : Rodopi
Total Pages : 312
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 9051839685
ISBN 13 : 9789051839685
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Postmodernism in American Fiction Book Description:

Intended for teachers and students of American Literature, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of romantic tendencies in postmodernist American fiction. The book challenges the opinion expressed in the Columbia History of the American Novel (1991) and propagated by many influential scholars that the mainstream of postmodernist fiction is represented by the disjunctive and nihilistic work of such writers as Kathy Acker, Donald Barthelme, and Robert Coover. Professor Alsen disagrees. He contends that this kind of fiction is not read and taught much outside an isolated but powerful circle in the academic community. It is the two-part thesis of Professor Alsen's book that the mainstream of postmodernist fiction consists of the widely read work of the Nobel Prize laureates Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison and other similar writers and that this mainstream fiction is essentially romantic. To support his argument, Professor Alsen analyzes representative novels by Saul Bellow, J.D. Salinger, Norman Mailer, Flannery O'Connor, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, the later John Barth, Alice Walker, William Kennedy, and Paul Auster. Professor Alsen demonstrates that the traits which distinguish the fiction of the romantic postmodernists from the fiction of their disunctive and nihilist colleagues include a vision of life that is a form of philosophical idealism, an organic view of art, modes of storytelling that are reminiscent of the nineteenth-century romance, and such themes as the nature of sin or evil, the negative effects of technology on the soul, and the quest for transcendence.

The Language of Thought

The Language of Thought
Author : Jerry A. Fodor
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 228
Release : 1975
ISBN 10 : 0674510305
ISBN 13 : 9780674510302
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Thought Book Description:

In a compelling defense of the speculative approach to the philosophy of mind, Jerry Fodor argues that, while our best current theories of cognitive psychology view many higher processes as computational, computation itself presupposes an internal medium of representation. Fodor's prime concerns are to buttress the notion of internal representation from a philosophical viewpoint, and to determine those characteristics of this conceptual construct using the empirical data available from linguistics and cognitive psychology.

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut
Author : Susan Farrell
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 545
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781438100234
ISBN 13 : 143810023X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut Book Description:

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular and admired authors of post-war American literaturefamous both for his playful and deceptively simple style as well as for his scathing critiques of social injustice and war. Criti.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2009-09-23
ISBN 10 : 9780307567239
ISBN 13 : 0307567230
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakfast of Champions Book Description:

“Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York Times In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. “Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut.”—Publishers Weekly

Theories of Mind

Theories of Mind
Author : Maureen Eckert
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages : 282
Release : 2006-08-11
ISBN 10 : 9781461646150
ISBN 13 : 1461646154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Mind Book Description:

Intended for introductory classes focusing on philosophy of mind, Theories of Mind includes readings from primary sources, edited to suit the needs of the beginner. Edited selections focus on vivid examples and counter-examples, and meet the needs of instructors concerned with assigning accessible primary source material that can serve as a foundation for more advanced studies in philosophy.

Postmodern Postures

Postmodern Postures
Author : Daniel Cordle
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN 10 : 9781351909648
ISBN 13 : 1351909649
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodern Postures Book Description:

In 1996 the physicist Alan Sokal planted a hoax article in the journal Social Text, mimicking the social constructionist view of science popular in the humanities, and sparked into life the ’science wars’ which had been rumbling throughout the 1990s. Postmodern Postures puts this contemporary controversy into the context of earlier debates about the ’two cultures’, between F.R. Leavis and C.P. Snow, and Mathew Arnold and T.H. Huxley. Through an interrogation of interdisciplinary approaches to literature and science, and a discussion of the arguments surrounding postmodern culture, the book formulates a literary critical methodology for literature/science criticism, highlighting both the benefits and the limitations of attempts to link the two cultures. Three case studies, focused through the issues of knowledge, identity and time, put this methodology into practice, showing how ideas resonate through the culture between literature and science.