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Timequake

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
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‘Timequake is sweet, wild and cock-eyed... Vonnegut has always had a true comic ear... A beautifully fastidious writer, utterly original’ - Guardian According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will – not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.

The Time Quake

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While sinister Lord Luxon makes himself at home in twenty-first century Manhattan, Peter and Kate, aided by Gideon, pursue The Tar Man through the streets of eighteenth-century London, when history is at its tipping point.

Time Quake

Author : Linda Buckley-Archer
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The catastrophic consequences of time travel are now impossible to ignore. Lord Luxon has set his sights on the ultimate prize: America, while, abducted to 1763, Peter and Kate begin to understand that history has arrived at a tipping point. Transformed into an oracle, Kate is able to see the future as easily as the past. Gideon does all he can to help, but he is tormented by the knowledge that The Tar Man, his nemesis, is also his brother. As they pursue him through the dark streets of eighteenth-century London, and the time quakes begin, Peter realises that this monster may hold the fate of us all in his hands.

Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel

Author : Robert T. Tally, Jr.
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The novels of Kurt Vonnegut depict a profoundly absurd and distinctly postmodern world. But in this critical study, Robert Tally argues that Vonnegut himself is actually a modernist, who is less interested in indulging in the free play of signifiers than in attempting to construct a model that could encompass the American experience at the end of the twentieth century. As a modernist wrestling with a postmodern condition, Vonnegut makes use of diverse and sometimes eccentric narrative techniques (such as metafiction, collage, and temporal slippages) to project a comprehensive vision of life in the United States. Vonnegut's novels thus become experiments in making sense of the radical transformations of self and society during that curious, unstable period called, perhaps ironically, the 'American Century.' An untimely figure, Vonnegut develops a postmodern iconography of American civilization while simultaneously acknowledging the impossibility of a truly comprehensive representation.

Caught in a Timequake

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Timequake

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
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Timequake

Author : Robert C. Lee
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After an earthquake briefly disrupts their canoe trip in the Ozarks, Randy and his cousin Morgan travel into the future where, depleted and overpopulated, the country has lapsed into medieval society.

At Millennium s End

Author : Kevin Alexander Boon
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Collected essays by noted scholars covering the breadth and influence of Kurt Vonnegut's literature.

The Literary Review

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Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Author : Susan Farrell
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Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

Kurt Vonnegut and the Centrifugal Force of Fate

Author : Gary McMahon
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"Vonnegut blended the bizarrely hypothetical with the gut-wrenchingly actual, infusing his biting wit with a bleak worldview partially created during his service in WWII and his time as a prisoner of war. Exploring each of Vonnegut's works, the author dis

Critical Survey of Long Fiction

Author : Carl Edmund Rollyson
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Entries cover biographical information, a bibliography of writings, and a critical analysis of each author's longer works of fiction, and address long fiction written in various time periods, countries, and genres.

The Complete Gideon Trilogy

Author : Linda Buckley-Archer
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Time travel to eighteenth-century London in this complete trilogy of what Entertainment Weekly calls “a rollicking historical adventure,” now available as a collectible boxed set. Time itself is splintering. It turns out that traveling through time has catastrophic consequences, but in 1763 London, Lord Luxon only has eyes for time travel’s awesome possibilities. He has his sights set on capturing the prize of America, and he abducts Peter and Kate from the present day in order to enact to his plan. Suddenly in another century, Peter and Kate begin to understand that history has arrived at its tipping point. And as they pursue their nemesis through the dark streets of eighteenth-century London, they realize that a monster may hold the fate of the world in his hands. Ideal for fans of J.K. Rowling and with the lively thrills of Quantum Leap and Back to the Future, this boxed set includes paperback editions of The Time Travelers, The Time Thief, and The Time Quake.

The Short Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut

Author : Peter J. Reed
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Extensive analysis of Vonnegut's often overlooked career as a writer of short fiction.

Author Price Guides

Author : Allen Ahearn
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Volume II of the Author Price Guides (APG) includes 51 authors. Each APG contains a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a complete up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American & British), with entries for limited & trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; & estimated values with & without dustwrappers. Authors in Volume II are: Barth, Berger, Cheever, Churchill, Clavell, Crews, Didion, Dos Passos, Eastlake, Fitzgerald, Fleming, Francis, Frost, Goyen, Grey, Grimes, Grumbach, Harrison, Heinlein, Heller, Hurston, Irving, Kennedy, LeCarre, Limited Editions Club, London, Ludlum, Mailer, Malamud, Markson, Marshall, Maxwell, McElroy, McGuanc, McMurtry, Nabokov, O'Connor, Percy, Price, Roth, Evelyn Scott, Thorne Smith, Spackman, Styron, Peter Taylor, Dylan Thomas, Twain, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty & William C. Williams. Essential for librarians, dealers & collectors. Over 200,000 sold. Volume I with Capote, Eliot, Faulkner, Graves, Hammett, Hemingway, King... & 55 other authors, also available by the same publisher. ISBN 1-883060-04-4. Please contact: Quill & Brush, P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848. (301) 460-3700, FAX: (301) 871-5425, E-mail: [email protected]

Breaking Down Vonnegut

Author : Marc Leeds
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A practical guide to Kurt Vonnegut’s works for middle and secondary students Among the most significant and prolific post-war American writers, Kurt Vonnegut’s career spanned well more than fifty years including some of the nation’s most troubling times. Vonnegut's world composes a complex web exploring themes of historical events and human limitations, all the while establishing his work as among the unique gems of American literature. Breaking Down Vonnegut seeks to clarify and contextualize some essential facts about Kurt Vonnegut’s life, addressing humanity’s most essential questions through the themes underlying his imaginary worlds and innovative plot structures. Those themes, most often first appearing in his anthropological or autobiographical introductions, often reappear cloaked in science fiction, historical parallels, and social science conundrums that address the major questions of life: the values by which we choose to live. Breaking Down Vonnegut features an overview of Vonnegut’s life and an investigation of his midwestern values that were challenged by his legendary wartime imprisonment. Author Marc Leeds shared a friendship with Kurt Vonnegut for nearly 20 years and is broadly respected for his expertise concerning Vonnegut’s published work. Vonnegut thought so highly of Leeds’s work that he appears as himself in Vonnegut’s final novel, Timequake. Leeds is one of five living people invited to the Timequake clambake, Vonnegut’s excuse for a reunion with his fictional alter ego, Kilgore Trout. Breaking Down Vonnegut: Showcases the multiple genres in Vonnegut’s world Provides a brief thematic tour through Vonnegut’s short fiction Contains an exposition of the underlying structure that repeats in every Vonnegut novel Offers a brief overview of Vonnegut’s critics Explains why Kurt Vonnegut will remain one of the great American voices heard around the world This book is a primer for younger or simply new Vonnegut readers and a welcome addition to the toolbox used by educators, parents, and anyone interested in or studying Vonnegut's life and work.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author : New York Times Staff
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Like Shaking Hands With God

Author : Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Features photographs and transcripts of a seminar hosted by the authors on October 1, 1998 during which they spoke together about the process of writing, being a writer, and what it means to be human. Reprint.

Mass Media Manupulation in the Novels White Noise by Don DeLillo and Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Author : Katja Senica
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The Nation

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