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Kurt Vonnegut: Surreal Imaginings of A Kinder World

by Nate Eckman in Essay

Kurt Vonnegut's literary idiosyncrasies were so unique that his critics proclaimed he had single handedly invented a new genre of literature. It was never given a name. Perhaps because it was never replicated.  Satirical science-fiction written in an experimental absurdist tone became, succinctly, "Vonnegut's." More than his namesake, his writings...

Unbelievable Memoirs Where Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

by Nate Eckman in Essay

Memoir is a genre of literature unique in that it invites any person to the page both as author or reader. It's the genres humanistic nature which makes its books universal. It captures a level of humanism prerogative of literature. Which is to say that the spirit of memoirs does...

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