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Marc Leeds
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The Vonnegut Encyclopedia

Marc Leeds



Literary studies: from c 1900 -;
Literary reference works;
Reference works


784 pages

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Now expanded and updated, this authorized compendium to Kurt Vonnegut's novels, stories, essays, and plays is the most comprehensive and definitive edition to date.

Over the course of five decades, Kurt Vonnegut created a complex and interconnected web of characters, settings, and concepts. Few modern writers have left behind such a large and inventive body of work.The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is an exhaustive guide to this beloved author's world, organized in a handy A-to-Z format.

The first edition of this book covered Vonnegut's work through 1991. This new and updated edition incorporates his writing through his death, in 2007. Marc Leeds, founder and president of the Kurt Vonnegut Society and a longtime personal friend of the author's, has devoted more than twenty-five years of his life to cataloging the Vonnegut cosmos-from the birthplace of Kilgore Trout (Vonnegut's sci-fi writing alter ego) to the municipal landmarks of Midland City (the midwestern metropolis that supplies the setting for Vonnegut's 1973 masterpiece Breakfast of Champions and, later, the locale for neutron-bombing inDeadeye Dick).

The Vonnegut Encyclopedia identifies every major and minor Vonnegut character (from Celia Aamons to Zog), as well as recurring images and relevant themes from all of Vonnegut's works, including his revisionist libretto for Stravinsky's operaL'Histoire du soldat or his 1980 children's book Sun Moon Star. Leeds provides expert notes explaining the significance of many items, but relies primarily on extended quotations from Vonnegut himself. A work of impressive scholarship in an eminently browsable package, this encyclopedia reveals countless connections readers may never have thought of on their own.

A rarity among authors of serious fiction, Kurt Vonnegut has always inspired something like obsession in his most dedicated fans.The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for readers wishing to revisit his fictional universe-and those about to explore it for the first time.

By:   Marc Leeds
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 198mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   1.370kg
ISBN:   9780385344234
ISBN 10:   0385344236
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<b>Marc Leeds</b> is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, New York University, and Brooklyn College, and directed computer-based writing programs at East Tennessee State University and later at Shawnee State University in Ohio. He is the co-founder and founding president of the Kurt Vonnegut Society and a founding board member of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial and Library in Indianapolis.

An essential collection for fans of the singular satirist. <b>--<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b> Indispensable. <b>--<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b> If you're somebody who has read one Kurt Vonnegut book then there's a chance you've read them all. For the devout reader of Vonnegut there's a voracious sense of completism. And, Marc Leeds and his new [<i>The Vonnegut</i>] <i>Encyclopedia </i>are here to guide you through it all. Just don't blame him if you become unstuck in time while you're reading. <b>--<i>Inverse </b> Vonnegut enthusiasts will be delighted with Leeds's exhaustive, almost obsessive, treatment of the characters, places, events, and tantalizingly mysterious references for which Vonnegut's five-decade writing career is celebrated. . . . A wonderful and beautifully designed reference source. <b>--<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><i> </i>

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