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Reflection of postmodernism in Kurt Vonnegut’s selected fictions


Soofastaei, Elaheh and Jujar Singh, Hardev Kaur and Bahar, Ida Baizura and Mirenayat, Sayyed Ali (2016) Reflection of postmodernism in Kurt Vonnegut’s selected fictions. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 8 (2). pp. 61-66.


Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is known as one of the best American postmodern writers in XX century. This paper attempts to look at three steps of postmodernism in three of his most popular novels, such as Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-five. It will categorize the evolutionary process of postmodernism in these novels. The steps include accumulation, synthesis, and autonomy. Through Player Piano, accumulation copes with the separation between nature and culture in postmodernism. It investigates the presence of the objects made of nature and culture. Through Cat’s Cradle, synthesis will show the center of the evolution. And finally through Vonnegut’s magnum opus Slaughterhouse-five, autonomy will touch on his achievement as an autonomous entity.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.18413/2313-8912-2016-2-2 -61-66
Keywords: Postmodern; Science fiction; Kurt Vonnegut; Accumulation; Synthesis; Autonomy
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 03:42
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 03:42
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53748
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