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Kurt Vonnegut

Novelist (11-Nov-1922 — 11-Apr-2007)


William Rodney Allen (editor). Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut. University Press of Mississippi. 1988. 305pp.

William Rodney Allen. Understanding Kurt Vonnegut. University of South Carolina Press. 1991. 192pp.

Kevin A. Boon. Chaos Theory and the Interpretation of Literary Texts: The Case of Kurt Vonnegut. Edwin Mellen Press. 1997. 191pp.

Kevin A. Boon (editor). At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut. SUNY Press. 2001. 204pp.

Lawrence R. Broer. Sanity Plea: Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut. University of Alabama Press. 1994. 241pp.

David H. Goldsmith. Kurt Vonnegut, Fantasist of Fire and Ice. Bowling Green University Popular Press. 1972. 44pp.

Betty Lenhardt Hudgens. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: A Checklist. Gale Research Co.. 1972. 67pp.

Jerome Klinkowitz. Kurt Vonnegut. Methuen. 1982. 96pp.

Jerome Klinkowitz; Donald L. Lawler (editors). Vonnegut in America: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Kurt Vonnegut. Delacorte Press. 1977. 304pp.

Jerome Klinkowitz. The Vonnegut Effect. University of South Carolina Press. 2004. 210pp.

Marc Leeds. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia: An Authorized Compendium. Greenwood Press. 1995. 693pp.

Marc Leeds; Peter J. Reed (editors). Kurt Vonnegut: Images and Representations. Greenwood Press. 2000. 198pp.

Francine Lercangée. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: A Selected Bibliography. Center for American Studies. 1976. 40pp.

James Lundquist. Kurt Vonnegut. Ungar. 1977. 124pp.

Thomas F. Marvin. Kurt Vonnegut: A Critical Companion. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2002. 167pp.

Robert Merrill (editor). Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. G. K. Hall. 1990. 235pp.

Donald E. Morse. Kurt Vonnegut. Wildside Press. 1992. 127pp.

Donald E. Morse. The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Imagining Being an American. Praeger. 2003. 203pp.

Leonard Mustazza (editor). The Critical Response to Kurt Vonnegut. Greenwood Press. 1994. 346pp.

Leonard Mustazza. Forever Pursuing Genesis: The Myth of Eden in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut. Bucknell University Press. 1990. 223pp.

Ralf Norrman. Wholeness Restored: Love of Symmetry as a Shaping Force in the Writings of Henry James, Kurt Vonnegut, Samuel Butler and Raymond Chandler. Peter Lang. 1998. 283pp.

Bo Pettersson. The World According to Kurt Vonnegut: Moral Paradox and Narrative Form. Abo Akademi University Press. 1994. 404pp.

Asa B. Pieratt; Jerome Klinkowitz. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: A Descriptive Bibliography and Annotated Secondary Checklist. Archon Books. 1974. 138pp.

Peter J. Reed. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Warner Paperback Library. 1972. 222pp.

Peter J. Reed; Marc Leeds (editors). The Vonnegut Chronicles: Interviews and Essays. Greenwood Press. 1996. 257pp.

Peter J. Reed. The Short Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut. Greenwood Press. 1997. 175pp.

Stanley Schatt. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Twayne. 1976. 174pp.

Charles J. Shields. And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life. Macmillan. 2011. 528pp.

Robert L. Short. Something to Believe In: Is Kurt Vonnegut the Exorcist of Jesus Christ Superstar?. Harper & Row. 1979. 321pp.

P. L. Thomas. Reading, Learning, Teaching Kurt Vonnegut. Peter Lang. 2006. 172pp.


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  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1153)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.729)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1517)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.1078)

  13. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.245)

  14. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1284-86)

  15. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.429-32)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.795)

  17. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.523)

  18. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1494-96)

  19. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1087)

  20. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.205)

  21. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.760)

  22. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.501)

  23. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.114)

  24. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, pp.56-58)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.15)

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