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Novelist vonnegut remembered for his black humor kurt vonnegut jr, the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, short stories, essays and plays, died in manhattan wednesday. Kurt vonnegut,jr(1922 -2007) was an american writer his books include cat's cradle, slaughterhouse-five,and breakfast of champions,which blend satire,gallows humor,and science fiction. The article discusses writer kurt vonnegut and provides an analysis of his use of satire vonnegut helped to lay a foundation for morals in the humor of postmodern literature. An evaluation of postmodernist aesthetics in kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse - five kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse as a postmodern novel, slaughterhouse - five repeatedly refers to real and fictional.
These pages are dedicated to a postmodern reading of kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse five. A postmodern iconography: vonnegut and the great american novel call me jonah the opening line of cat's cradle, kurt vomegut's end-of-the-world masterpiece, unmistakably echoes that of moby-dick. How does one place kurt vonnegut in the american literary canon is he an acclaimed postmodern revolutionary author or a marginal science-fiction dark humorist. Postmodern authors were certainly not the first to use irony and humor investigate the effect of vonnegut's use of postmodern jonathan swift's satirical essay a modest proposal is every bit as biting and sharp a condemnation of his society as kurt vonnegut's slaughterhouse-five. American humor, page 1 kurt vonnegut jr (1922-2007): by don l f nilsen english department arizona state university tempe, az 85287-0302 ( [email protected]