Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular and admired authors of post-war American literature - famous both for his playful and deceptively simple style as well as for his scathing critiques of social injustice and war.""Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut"" provides a reliable, up-to-date, and encyclopedic source of information on Vonnegut's life and work for high school and college-level students, teachers, libraries, and the general public. This new book covers all his works, including his novels, such as the unforgettable ""Slaughterhouse-Five""; his short stories, such as ""Harrison Bergeron""; and his lectures and essays.
Susan Farrell, Ph.D., is professor of English at the College of Charleston. She is the author of Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres: A Reader's Guide as well as many scholarly articles on modern and contemporary fiction.