Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (MA)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written six novels which explore some of the most important problems confronting man in 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 probings 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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Anderson, June A., "Major Themes in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr." (1972). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4619.