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Cat's Cradle: A Novel
by Kurt Vonnegut

Published: 1999-07-01
Paperback : 192 pages
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Published in 1963, Cat?s Cradle showcased Kurt Vonnegut?s accomplishments both as a satirist and an artist. Some of the most respected criticism on the novel is collected in this volume. Subjects covered include the private person as public figure, Bokonomism as a structure of ironies, ...
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(Published in 1963, Cat?s Cradle showcased Kurt Vonnegut?s accomplishments both as a satirist and an artist. Some of the most respected criticism on the novel is collected in this volume. Subjects covered include the private person as public figure, Bokonomism as a structure of ironies, and the playful genesis and dark revelation in the novel.

The title, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, part of Chelsea House Publishers' Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on Kurt Vonnegut, a chronology of the author's life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.

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Science vs religion
Who is your favorite character
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  "Cat's Cradle"by lkbwin (see profile) 09/09/11

A fantastic look at how science and religion compete to give our lives meaning.

 
  "An acquired taste"by dborda (see profile) 10/02/09

Cat's Cradle is definitely not for everyone. The book has several sub-plots that do not lead anywhere and it was hard to care about any of the characters. My book club decided that the book was an important... (read more)

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