One year after God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Vonnegut expanded upon the sentiments of his “Wailing” essay in an introduction he wrote for a new edition of his 1961 novel, Mother Night. The book’s plot does not involve Dresden, but Vonnegut’s introduction is his first widely published description of what happened there. It is unsentimental, containing graphic images like the “jumbo.
Historiographic metafiction, like the nonfictional novel, however, does turn to the intertexts of history as well as literature. Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor manages both to debunk and to create the history of Maryland for its reader through not only the real Ebenezer Cooke’s 1708 poem (of the same name as the novel) but also the raw historical record of the Archives of Maryland.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) The novel Slaughterhouse-Five is structured by “the Dresden experience.” In Chapter 1, Von- negut speaks directly to the reader and explains his writing of Dresden. Then, Vonnegut shifts point of view to third-person omniscient. He has a narrator tell the experience of a fictional character, Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is not Vonnegut; he is a young.
Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as well as selections from Michel Foucault’s Birth of the Clinic and Madness and Civilisation. Weekly short-writing assignments, three 4-5 page essays, and a 10-15 page research-based final essay are required. Playwriting Kenneth Weitzman.
More novels followed including, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Cat’s Cradle, Mother’s Night, a spy novel, and The Sirens of Titan. The publications depict his unique writing talent and creative ideas.
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Martin Amis, in a more clear-eyed assessment, predicts: “In my view, Slaughterhouse-Five will retain its status as a dazzling minor classic, as will two or three of its predecessors.” (He presumably classes Cat’s Cradle, Mother Night and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as the others with potential staying power.) Nothing Sumner says persuades me otherwise. Perhaps an English major Shields.