Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle (Modern Critical Interpretations)

by Harold Bloom, Terry Southern, David H. Goldsmith, James Lundquist, Lawrence R. Broer, Peter J. Reed, Loree Rackstraw, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Gian, John L. Simons, Leonard Mustazza, Zoltan Ab di-Nagy, Peter Freese, Wendy B. Faris

A critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, WilliamS.

  • Pages: 258 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.34 out of 5
  • Published December 19th 2002 by Chelsea House Publications
  • Original Title: Kurt Vonnegut's Cat Cradle
  • ISBN: 0791071685 (ISBN13: 9780791071687)
  • Edition Language: English

A critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Gian, John L. Simons, James Lundquist, and other scholars.- After the bomb, Dad came up with ice / Terry Southern- Vonnegut’s Cat’s cradle / William S. Doxey- The private person as public figure / Jerome Klinkowitz- Cat’s cradle / Richard Gian- Tangled up in you : a playful reading of Cat’s cradle / John L. Simons- From formula toward experiment : Cat’s cradle and God bless you, Mr. Rosewater / Jerome Klinkowitz- Playful genesis and dark revelation in Cat’s cradle / Leonard Mustazza- Bokononism as a structure of ironies / Zoltan Ab di-Nagy- Mother night, Cat’s cradle, and The crimes of our time / Jerome Klinkowitz- Vonnegut’s invented religions as sense-making systems / Peter Freese- Icy solitude : magic and violence in Macondo and San Lorenzo / Wendy B. Faris- Vonnegut’s cosmos / David H. Goldsmith- Cosmic irony / James Lundquist- Cat’s cradle : Jonah and the whale / Lawrence R. Broer- Hurting ’til it laughs : the painful-comic science fiction stories of Kurt Vonnegut / Peter J. Reed- The paradox of “awareness” and language in Vonnegut’s fiction / Loree Rackstraw.