Kurt Vonnegut | Critical Essay by William Boyd

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Kurt Vonnegut.
This section contains 408 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William Boyd

Critical Essay by William Boyd

In 1975 Kurt Vonnegut published a collection of reviews, articles and speeches under the annoying title of Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons. Now, six years later, he has done much the same in Palm Sunday. He calls the book a collage…. The result is far more effective than the earlier book. Indeed were it not for the 'connective tissue' Palm Sunday would be dangerously inconclusive and slight…. [Some] of the pieces included here are clearly no more than padding. There can be no other reason for reprinting his short story 'The Big Space Fuck' or subjecting us to a truly appalling libretto for a musical version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—which the producers quite rightly turned down. It is Vonnegut's musings and speculations on and around the circumstances that prompted this or that address or introduction to...

(read more)

This section contains 408 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William Boyd
Follow Us on Facebook