The narrative function of Kilgore Trout and his fictional works in Slaughterhouse-Five
Keywords:Literatura norteamericana, Novela, Vonnegut, Kurt, Slaughterhouse-Five, Trout, Kilgore
AbstractThis paper analyzes Vonnegut's use of historical and imaginary sources in Slaughterhouse-Five, paying particular attention to the structural role played by Kilgore Trout —Vonnegut's literary alter ego— and his six science-fiction stories. Trout's intratextual fiction, it is argued here, enlarges the scope of the novel, underlines a series of central themes, criticizes certain moral values, and introduces a comic dimension that counterbalances the seriousness of the war material.
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Lerate de Castro, Jesús. 1994. “The Narrative Function of Kilgore Trout and His Fictional Works in Slaughterhouse-Five”. Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina De Estudios Ingleses, no. 7 (November):115-22. https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1994.7.09.
Copyright (c) 1994 Jesús Lerate de Castro
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