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Chaos Theory and the Interpretation of Literary Texts

Case of Kurt Vonnegut. Studies in American Literature v. 27

By (author) Kevin A. Boon
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1997
Dimensions: w 162mm h 240mm d 19mm
Weight: 490g
ISBN-10: 0773485538
ISBN-13: 9780773485532
Barcode No: 9780773485532
Presenting the principles articulated in chaos theory as rewarding methods for examining literature, this volume examines the shift from modernism to postmodernism, dating the transition to the bombing of Hiroshima. The text also seeks to redefine anterior definitions of chaos and functions as an introduction to the fundamental tenets of choas theory. The final section of the book deploys chaos theory as a critical approach in its examination of Vonnegut scholarship: how a body of fiction that repeatedly focuses upon death camps, unjust prosecutions, vicious and elitist ideological practices, war, greed, futility, and failure can remain affirmative.

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