Vonnegut


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United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922)

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Some say the key event was Kurt Vonnegut and Jose Donso sharing office
Diehard Vonnegut fans might argue that this sensation is exactly what one should feel if caught in a timequake, the book's central conceit.
As a writer of considerable popular acclaim - all thirteen of his novels remain in print - Vonnegut endures as an interesting and controversial figure in discussions of twentieth-century fiction and postmodern culture.
Within this pattern, however, the movement of Vonnegut's protagonists is typically toward innocence rather than knowledge, a mythic reversal framed by an attempt to transform the world or escape from it to a prelapsarian vision Vonnegut refers to as a "nation of two.
Vonnegut imagines automation creating a bifurcated society in which the few people who escape a grim, gray existence on a government dole are small groups of managers and engineers whose task it is to keep the machines--and the companies they serve--running.
Gradually, it is explained to the students that the analysis of some techniques deployed by Vonnegut in his novel throw light on the use of narrative experimentation with the aim of reproducing the effects of trauma and also of functioning as a literary source to further a scientific understanding of reality: Vonnegut writes his famous novel 'framed' in a postmodern perspective that, 'drawing from' from scientific premises, stresses the ultimate incapacity of the human being to know reality.
Mientras los mortales duermen de Kurt Vonnegut (Sexto piso, Madrid) es un libro postumo de dieciseis cuentos diversos en sus personajes y ligados por un solo elemento: la ironia trabajada de manera muy sutil.
2000: At least 150 skiers, many of them children, die in an intense fire on board a funicular railway DEMI Moore, US actress, 1962, above KURT Vonnegut Jr, US writer, 1922 GEORGE S Patton, US general, 1885 DIED NED Kelly, Australian criminal, 1880 YASSER Arafat, Palestinian leader, 2004, above NAT Turner, American rebel slave, 1831
Disenada a partir de un confuso concepto curatorial de Octavio Avendano que se inspira en la novela sesentera Matadero cinco de Kurt Vonnegut, la muestra, carente de categorias analiticas--teoricas, temporales, formales, tematicas--que permitan ubicar la revision anunciada, integra autorias y obras que evidencian no solo una desorientada interpretacion sino, tambien, la carencia del compromiso etico de la institucion.
IN HIS EIGHTY-FIVE spins around the sun, Kurt Vonnegut managed to make people smile about the darkest aspects of the human condition.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is one of the quintessential twentieth-century American writers, perhaps best known for his classic novels "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Breakfast of Champions".
While the agreeable blend of sci-fi and adventure evokes Douglas Adams's absurd romps and Ray Bradbury's alternate realities, Cantor's light, fantastical prance most resembles the exploits of chipper moralist Kurt Vonnegut.
In June 1989, Kurt Vonnegut delivered the keynote address at Boise State's "Hemingway in Idaho" conference to an audience of some 1200 people including, as Vonnegut indicated, "about 150 real Hemingway scholars" who "know a hell of a lot more about Hemingway than I do" (19).
This collection of essays on American writer, social critic, and humorist Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) not only explores the author's life and writing, but also goes a long way toward explaining his influence on American culture and the immense popularity of books such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and additional titles.