Kurt Vonnegut | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Linda Horvay Barnes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Kurt Vonnegut.
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Critical Essay by Linda Horvay Barnes

SOURCE: Barnes, Linda Horvay. “Literary Production and Reception of Black Humor Fiction and Kurt Vonnegut.” In The Dialectics of Black Humor: Process and Product. A Reorientation Toward Contemporary American and German Black Humor Fiction, pp. 93-100. Berne, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 1978.

In the following essay, Barnes provides several definitions of black humor, placing it in social and historical context, with special emphasis on the work of Kurt Vonnegut.

The product is labeled “Black Humor,” and below are examples of the term's usage:

None of these new writers has yet stamped a unique signature on the times. They are rogue talents, unpredictable, disturbing, and powerfully individual. Thus they form no cohesive school or even a wave. Nonetheless, critics of late have taken to calling them “black humorists,” which is...

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