Breakfast Of Champions

Breakfast Of Champions

‘Outrageous, witty, thought-provoking, unputdownable, scintillating, invigorating, ennobling, enlightening and masterly’ Spectator In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene. ‘Vonnegut explains everything from an apple to the pyramids...weird, fast and inventive’ Daily Telegraph

American Literature on Stage and Screen

525 Works and Their Adaptations

American Literature on Stage and Screen

The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.

Sanity Plea

Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut

Sanity Plea

In this revised edition of a volume originally published in 1989, Lawrence Broer extends his comprehensive critique of the body of writing by Kurt Vonnegut. Broer offers a broad psychoanalytic study of Vonnegut’s works from Player Piano to Hocus Pocus, taking a decisively new approach to the work of one of America’s most important, yet often misinterpreted writers. A compelling and original analysis, Sanity Plea, explores how Vonnegut incorporates his personal experiences into an art that is not defeatist, but rather creatively therapeutic and life-affirming.

Next Door

Next Door


Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

Gathers interviews with Vonnegut from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

2BR02B

2BR02B

2BR02B is a satiric short story that imagines life & death in a future world where aging has been "cured" & population control is mandated and administered by the government.

The Barnhouse Effect

The Barnhouse Effect

Presents a dramatization of the short story in which Professor Barnhouse's theories of dynamopsychism lead to a world-wide threat.