Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1972

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written six novels which explore some of the most important problems confronting man contemporary society. Little significant criticism has been written on Kurt Vonnegut since he began writing in 1949. Recently, however, he has experienced an increasing popularity with readers and critics who have found his novels successful probing’s into modern man’s feelings of alienation in a world which he perceives as increasingly absurd. This thesis is an analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s use of black humor, satire and science fiction devices in his exploration of four major themes occurring throughout his novels: criticisms of science, religion, society and war.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Vonnegut, Kurt -- Criticism and interpretation

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

124

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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