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Postmodernism and Kurt Vonnegut

Summary: Around 1946 Postmodernist literature arose. Writers and thinkers of the time extended the former modernist characteristics to the extreme. A well-known postmodernist author is Kurt Vonnegut. New American Fiction and the Practice of Criticism gave different reasons for Slaughterhouse Five's success.
As society has developed and evolved new literary movements have emerged and died out. Around 1946 Postmodernist literature arose. Writers and thinkers of the time extended the former modernist characteristics to the extreme. A well-known postmodernist author is Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is a writer of many different works including short stories, Broadway plays, essays and novels. Two of his most famous novels are Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast of Champions. Both works are praised for Vonnegut's unique style and strong morals. Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast of Champions marked society as Vonnegut used theme and satire to epitomize a true postmodernist novel.

Postmodernism refers to a broad range of sciences that introduced new ideas and evolved concepts of modernism ("Postmodern literature"). A few characteristics of postmodernism include tolerance of all truths, satire, skepticism, blurring the lines of reality, and an emphasis on storytelling. Postmodernism extended modernist ideas while putting...

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