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Jerome Klinkowitz

Autor/a de The Vonnegut Statement

35+ obres 364 Membres 6 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Jerome Klinkowitz is a professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa.

Inclou el nom: Jerry Klinkowitz

Obres de Jerome Klinkowitz

The Vonnegut Statement (1973) — Editor — 117 exemplars
Short Season, and Other Stories (1988) 33 exemplars
Innovative fiction: Stories for the seventies (1971) — Editor — 21 exemplars
The Vonnegut Effect (2004) 15 exemplars
WRITING BASEBALL (1991) 13 exemplars
Kurt Vonnegut's America (2009) 11 exemplars
Short Season (1988) 2 exemplars
The life of fiction (1977) 2 exemplars
Rupturas Literarias (1978) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Eighth Edition) (Vol. E) (2011) — Editor, algunes edicions93 exemplars
Granta 2: George Steiner, The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. (1980) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Oyez Review : Vol. 8, No. 1 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Marquette University (BA | 1966; MA | 1967)
University of Wisconsin (PhD | 1969)
professor (English)
Northern Illinois University (1969-1972)
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Biografia breu
Married first to Elaine, then to Julie, with two children, Jonathan and Nina.



Used this as a resource for my study on large productions of art I'm finishing.
chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
There are some very funny moments in this book, but the book as a whole is not funny. I found it both sad and a little unbelievable that a week of really crazy incidents could take a man who had his nose glued to an airplane window in order to see all the ballparks the plane passed over and turn him into someone who wouldn't look down to see a game in play. Plus, you are left not knowing what the future holds for our main character.

So the book gets 3 1/2 stars for being enjoyable but also unsatisfying.… (més)
mysterymax | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 12, 2012 |

Old books make fantastic windows. The Vonnegut Statement, published in 1973, collects some of the first essays written about Kurt Vonnegut's works after the publication of Slaughterhouse Five. They seem to alternate between accessible and esoteric, but I found myself nodding along with the broad strokes of the criticism.

I often struggle to put a finger on what draws me to the authors whose body of work speaks to me. I have plenty of books I like by a range of authors, but the authors I like is a very exclusive list: Vonnegut is one, Hemingway and Steinbeck are two others, Philip Roth and Philip Larkin probably round out the top 5.

Over and over, the critics in The Vonnegut Statement return to the idea that as life has become more absurd, art is forced to take new forms. Part of the reason that Vonnegut's characters and scenes often feel like stick figure drawings when compared to the lush realism of Steinbeck or the terse depths of Hemingway is because the world makes so much less sense than it did twenty years before. Vonnegut survived the firebombing of Dresden, and while both Steinbeck and Hemingway came home with war stories and wrote stories about the war and people affected by war, only Vonnegut's characters were fully broken by war because war broke Vonnegut's ideals in a way it didn't affect the other authors.

Somewhere in the back of my head, I've known that.

Is this a book I'd recommend? Meh. You'd have to do a lot of reading, love Vonnegut and enjoy lit crit to make the journey worth it. But it was worth it for me.
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jscape2000 | Apr 16, 2012 |
A novel in the form of a series of interrelated short stories, about minor league baseball team's championship season. The story's informed by the author's involvement with the Waterloo, Iowa, baseball team, but he's twisted the memories into something absolutely delightful.

This book lacks the wicked black humor of Klinkowitz' other baseball novel, Basepaths, with which it shares some characters. All the same, the best stories here are both absurd and delightful, while others are passionate, and others simply preserve well-observed moments. Well worth a few hours of your time.

This short review has also been published on a dabbler's journal.
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joeldinda | Nov 22, 2010 |

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