Bloom, Harold, ed. Kurt Vonnegut. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2000.
Boon, Kevin Alexander, ed. At Millennium’s End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.
Broer, Lawrence. Sanity Plea: Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989.
Giannone, Richard. Vonnegut: A Preface to His Novels. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1977.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. Kurt Vonnegut. London: Methuen, 1982.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. “Slaughterhouse-Five”: Reforming the Novel and the World. Boston: Twayne, 1990.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. The Vonnegut Effect. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. Vonnegut in Fact: The Public Spokesmanship of Personal Fiction. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998.
Klinkowitz, Jerome, and Donald L. Lawler, eds. Vonnegut in America. New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1977.
Klinkowitz, Jerome, and John Sorner, eds. The Vonnegut Statement. New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1973.
Lundquist, James. Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1976.
Merrill, Robert, ed. Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990.
Morse, Donald E. The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Imagining Being an American. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.
Pieratt, Asa B., Julie Huffman-Klinkowitz, and Jerome Klinkowitz. Kurt Vonnegut: A Comprehensive Bibliography. 2d ed. Hamden, Conn.: Shoe String Press, 1987.
Reed, Peter J. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976.
Schatt, Stanley. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Boston: Twayne, 1976.
Tomedi, John. Kurt Vonnegut. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004.
Frye, Northrop, ‘‘The Nature of Satire,’’ in University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 14, October, 1944.
King, Larry L., ‘‘Old Soup,’’ in New York Times Book Review, September 1, 1968, pp. 4-5, 19.
Levitas, Mitchel, ‘‘Books of the Times: A Slight Case of Candor,’’ in New York Times, August 19, 1968, p. 35.
Meek, Martha (revised by Peter Reed), ‘‘Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,’’ in Critical Survey of Short Fiction, revised edition, Vol. 6, edited by Frank Magill, Salem Press, 1993, pp. 2364-71.
Minow, Newton, ‘‘The Vast Wasteland,’’ reprinted in The Annals of America, Vol. 18, 1961-1968: The Burdens of World Power, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1968, pp. 12-20.
Nichol, Charles, ‘‘The Volunteer Fireman,’’ in Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 222, No. 3., September, 1968, pp. 123–4.
Reedy, Gerard, Review of Welcome to the Monkey House, in America, Vol. 119, No. 7, September 14, 1968, pp. 190-91.
Schatt, Stanley, ‘‘The Short Stories,’’ in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Boston: Twayne, 1976, pp. 119-35.
Uphaus, Robert W., ‘‘Expected Meaning in Vonnegut's Dead-End Fiction,’’ in The Critical Response to Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Leonard Mustazza, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994, pp. 165-74.
Vonnegut, Kurt, ‘‘Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973,’’ in his Wampeters, Foma, & Granfalloons: Opinions, New York: Dell, 1974, pp. 225-29.
Vonnegut, Kurt, ‘‘America: What's Good, What's Bad?’’ in Vogue, Vol. 162, July, 1973,62-64. Reprinted as "Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library’’ in his Wampeters, Foma, & Granfalloons: Opinions, New York: Dell, 1974, pp. 225-29.
Vonnegut, Kurt, Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s, New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991, pp. 82-5, 113-16, 149-52.
Vonnegut, Kurt, ‘‘Mark Twain,’’ in his Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, New York: Delacorte Press, 1981, pp. 166-72.
Vonnegut, Kurt, ‘‘Playboy Interview,’’ in Playboy, Vol. 20, July, 1973, pp. 57-60+. Reprinted in his Wampeters, Foma, & Granfalloons: Opinions, New York: Dell, 1974, pp. 237-85.
The Annals of America, Vol. 17,1950-1960: Cold War in the Nuclear Age, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1968.The volume features important events and their dates in a chronology, as well as reprints of original speeches and documents.
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1977, p 304.Includes Conrad Festa's perceptive essay on Vonnegut as a satirist and a complete bibliography of Vonnegut's works.
Klinkowitz, Jerome, Lawler, Donald L., and John Somer, eds. The Vonnegut Statement, Delacorte Press, 1973, p 286.Explores Vonnegut's public and personal life, as well as the novels. Klinkowitz proposes that Vonnegutrepresents middle-class, rather than rebellious values.
Layman, Richard, ed. American Decades: 1950-1959, Vol. 6, Manly, Inc.-Gale Research, 1994.Provides information on events from the 1950s, classified into such categories as ‘‘Government and Politics," "Law and Justice,’’ and ‘‘Lifestyles and Social Trends.’’
Leeds, Marc, The Vonnegut Encyclopedia: An Authorized Compendium, Greenwood Press, 1995, p 693.This alphabetically arranged encyclopedia contains entries on everything from Celia Aamons (from Cat's Cradle) to Zog (a Kilgore Trout character from Breakfast of Champions).
Merrill, Robert, ed. Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, G. K. Hall, 1990, 235 p.Includes reviews of Vonnegut's novels; discussions of his early works; an extended section of essays on Slaughterhouse-Five; and discussions of the later works.
Mustazza, Leonard, ed. The Critical Response to Kurt Vonnegut, Greenwood Press, 1994, 346 p.This collection of essays, original reviews of books, and excerpts from other books traces the scholarly reputation of Vonnegut over the years. Most published Vonnegut scholars are represented, as are such writers as Michael Crichton, John Irving, Doris Lessing, and Terry Southern.
Abel, David. "Vonnegut Redux: Lost Man on Campus." Reprinted in Edmonton Journal Qune 3, 2001): E13. An interview with Vonnegut and several English professors and students from Smith College, showing that Vonnegut is writing again and continuing to spread his satirical viewpoint on life and literature. This insightful article includes several excellent quotes from Vonnegut and his associates.
Alvarez, Joseph. Entry on "Harrison Bergeron." In Exploring Short Stories. Detroit: Gale, 1998. A critical commentary on the story, with useful character summaries, discussing "Harrison Bergeron" in light of Vonnegut's own beliefs about conditions in American society.
Festa, Conrad. "Vonnegut's Satire." In Vonnegut in America: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Kurt Vonnegut. Edited by Jerome Klinkowitz and Donald L. Lawler. New York: Delacorte Press, 1977. An essay on how Vonnegut's use of satire as it changes over time.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. Kurt Vonnegut. London: Methuen, 1982. An analysis of Vonnegut as a contemporary writer, largely through the discussion of his major novels. A readable, light biography as well as literary analysis. This book is highly-recommended to young adult readers trying to understand Vonnegut's motives as well as his fiction.
Mowery, Carl. Overview of "Harrison Bergeron." In Overview of Exploring Short Stories. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. A discussion of the ways Vonnegut uses satire to attack the idea of forced equality.
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s. New York: Delacorte, 1990.
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. Timequake. New York: Delacorte, 1997. A rewrite of a "Kilgore Trout" novel manuscript, with abundant self-referential essay material, some of which is worked over as "creative nonfiction" and some of which is identified as speculation on an imaginary future, five years after the novel's publication. Of interest mostly to Vonnegut fans.
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons. New York: Delacorte, 1981. An essay collection which ought to be on high-school reading lists throughout the West. A discussion-provoking work, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons features Vonnegut's plain spoken ideas.
Wood, Karen and Charles Wood. The Vonnegut Statement. New York: Dell Publishing, 1973. A scholarly literary discussion of Vonnegut and his writings, with more attention to formal prose and literary structure than the subject ever indulged in himself.