Now elevated and up-to-date, this approved compendium to Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, tales, essays, and performs is the main entire and definitive variation to date.
Over the process 5 a long time, Kurt Vonnegut created a fancy and interconnected net of characters, settings, and ideas. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is an exhaustive advisor to this liked author’s global, prepared in a convenient A-to-Z format.
the 1st version of this ebook lined Vonnegut’s paintings via 1991. This new and up-to-date version encompasses his writing via his dying in 2007. Marc Leeds, co-founder and founding president of the Kurt Vonnegut Society and an established own pal of the author’s, has dedicated greater than twenty-five years of his lifestyles to cataloging the Vonnegut cosmos—from the birthplace of Kilgore Trout (Vonnegut’s sci-fi writing modify ego) to the municipal landmarks of Midland urban (the midwestern city that's the atmosphere for Vonnegut’s 1973 masterpiece Breakfast of Champions).
The Vonnegut Encyclopedia identifies each significant and minor Vonnegut personality from Celia Aamons to Zog, in addition to routine photographs and correct topics from all of Vonnegut’s works, together with lesser-known gemstones like his revisionist libretto for Stravinsky’s opera L’Histoire du soldat and his 1980 children’s e-book Sun Moon Star. Leeds offers specialist notes explaining the importance of many goods, yet is based totally on prolonged quotations from Vonnegut himself.
a piece of amazing scholarship in an eminently browsable package deal, this encyclopedia unearths numerous connections readers might by no means have considered all alone. A rarity between authors of significant fiction, Kurt Vonnegut has continuously encouraged anything like obsession in his such a lot devoted fanatics. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is a useful source for readers wishing to revisit his fictional universe—and these approximately to discover it for the 1st time.
Praise for The Vonnegut Encyclopedia
“An crucial assortment for fanatics of the singular satirist.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“If you’re anyone who has learn one Kurt Vonnegut e-book then there’s an opportunity you’ve learn all of them. For the religious reader of Vonnegut there’s a voracious experience of completism. And, Marc Leeds and his new [The Vonnegut] Encyclopedia are the following to steer you thru all of it. simply don’t blame him for those who turn into unstuck in time whereas you’re reading.”—Inverse
“Vonnegut fans could be thrilled with Leeds’s exhaustive, virtually obsessive, therapy of the characters, areas, occasions, and tantalizingly mysterious references for which Vonnegut’s five-decade writing occupation is widely known. . . . a superb and fantastically designed reference source.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Leeds’s scholarship and actual love for his subject material render this encyclopedia a treasure trove for Vonnegut readers.”—The anonymous Zine