The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN 10 : 9780307423375
ISBN 13 : 0307423379
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sirens of Titan Book Description:

“[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—Esquire Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’ s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. “Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Laurel
Total Pages : 322
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001543219
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sirens of Titan Book Description:

Originally published: New York: Delacorte Press, c1959.

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut
Author : Thomas F. Marvin
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 186
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 031331439X
ISBN 13 : 9780313314391
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut Book Description:

Offers an examination of the works of the American science fiction writer.

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.

Visions and Re visions

Visions and Re visions
Author : Robert M. Philmus
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Total Pages : 436
Release : 2005-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0853238995
ISBN 13 : 9780853238997
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions and Re visions Book Description:

The former editor of Science Fiction Studies, Robert M. Philmus now casts his expert eye on a diverse range of short stories and novels by the premier creators of science fiction, including George Orwell, C. S. Lewis, and Ursula LeGuin. With essays on such masters of the genre as Stanislaw Lem, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, the volume provides an in-depth textual examination of science fiction as a truly "revisionary" genre. Visions and Revisions will be of immense value to scholars of literature and science fiction studies.

The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Total Pages : 0
Release : 1998-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9780385333498
ISBN 13 : 0385333498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sirens of Titan Book Description:

“[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—Esquire Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’ s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. “Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

Forever Pursuing Genesis

Forever Pursuing Genesis
Author : Leonard Mustazza
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Total Pages : 232
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0838751768
ISBN 13 : 9780838751763
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Pursuing Genesis Book Description:

The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.

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.

A Rhetoric of the Unreal

A Rhetoric of the Unreal
Author : Christine Brooke-Rose
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 460
Release : 1981-10-15
ISBN 10 : 0521225612
ISBN 13 : 9780521225618
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rhetoric of the Unreal Book Description:

This 1981 book is a study of wide range of fiction, from short stories to tales of horror, from fairy-tales and romances to science fiction, to which the rather loose term 'fantastic' has been applied. Cutting across this wide field, Professor Brooke-Rose examines in a clear and precise way the essential differences between these types of narrative against the background of realistic fiction. In doing so, she employs many of the methods of modern literary theory from Russian formalism to structuralism, while at the same time bringing to these approaches a sharp critical intuition and sound common sense of her own. The range of texts considered is broad: from Poe and James to Tolkien; from Flann O'Brien to the American postmodernism. This book should prove a source of stimulation to all teachers and students of modern literary theory and genre, as well as those interested in 'fantastic' literature.