The Vonnegut Statement Author:Jerome Klinkowitz and John Somer After twenty years of careful preparation as a writer, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has emerged as a major American Novelist whose books have sold in the millions. This volume contains fourteen original essays by various academic critics and novelists on all facets of Vonnegut's life and work which, taken together, offer the most complete and coherent pic... more »ture of the writer's career. The book deals with Vonnegut as a public personage as well as a literary figure and assesses his literary achievement. Contributors include Dan Wakefield, Robert Scholes, Joe David Bellamy, James Mellard, Jess Ritter, and other well-known writers and critics.
JEROME KLINKOWITZ has published essays on Hawthorne, Howells, Faulkner, and on numerous contemporary novelists. He teaches at the University of Nothern Iowa. JOHN SOMER is the author of several tectbooks on literature and composition, and is now preparing a book-length study of Kurt Vonnegut,Jr. He is an assistant professor at Kansas State College.« less