Archive for the Kurt Vonnegut Jr. category

Vonnegut in Hungary: postmodernism, hi-low genre hopping, & self-parody

Bényei, Tamás. „Leakings: Reappropriating Science Fiction: The Case of Kurt Vonnegut,” in Anatomy of Science Fiction, edited & introduced by Donald E. Morse (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2006), pp. 48-69. I’m fairly indifferent to the obsession with high/low culture and genre boundaries, not to mention postmodernism (which has taken over the whole world, now […]

June 2007 reading review (2): Vonnegut, Marxism, positivism

More Vonnegut When I picked up Kurt Vonnegut’s Timequake (New York: G.P. Putnam’s, 1997) off my table for the first time, I thought this might be a throwaway book. I was wrong; it was hilarious, and there’s much in there. It is a combination memoir and science fiction tale. A whole decade has to be […]

May 2007 reading review: Esperanto, atheism, Baldwin, Vonnegut

Mid-April through the first week of May proved to be a fertile Esperanto period. I translated Blake’s "The Birds" into Esperanto and put several other author’s pieces on my web site. I revisited one of my favorite Esperanto short-story volumes, Vitralo, by John I. Francis, and put "La Klera Despoto" [The Cultured Despot] online. I […]