Janus-Headed Postmodernism: The Opening Lines of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

@article{Jensen2016JanusHeadedPT,
  title={Janus-Headed Postmodernism: The Opening Lines of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE},
  author={M. Jensen},
  journal={The Explicator},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={11 - 8}
}
  • M. Jensen
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Explicator
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) has long been hailed as one of Kurt Vonnegut's most artistically successful works, and today the novel stands as a central text of the first wave of postmodernism. Indeed... 

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    The original Danish terms are "materialekanon" and "fortolkningskanon