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(The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Imagining Being an American.pdf) Vonnegut belongs to what Emerson called the party of hope but hope clearly restricted to this world This book is the first scholarly study to discuss all of Vonnegut s novels against the background of his other writing events of the th century and the vast array of Vonnegut scholarship In his novels he speaks eloquently and succinctly for his generation of Americans the central generation of th century Americans thus making him the representative th century American writer His novels reflect the major traumatic public and private events that have gone into imagining being an American during that century including the Great Depression World War II the Bomb Vietnam the weakening of social institutions the vicissitudes of marriage and family divorce growing old experiencing loss and anticipating death br br br br The book presents a clear well argued view of Vonnegut s work within the context of American literature and history Like a majority of American writers Vonnegut is a moralistic novelist but one who employs humor to drive home his ethical points In many respects he most closely resembles Mark Twain not only in being a highly ethical novelist but also in his use of comedy His books serve a remarkable range of purposes social commentary theological discussion ethical argument parody satire and prophecy His work reflects his strong belief in the dignity and worth of all individuals and as an American pragmatist he reminds his readers again and again of the unfinished nature of AmericaDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Imagining Being an American books for multiple devices.