Book Review: Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut

June 28, 2020

Review and analysis of the major themes of Kurt Vonnegut’s Palm Sunday, an autobiographical collage.

My Other Videos on Kurt Vonnegut
-Introduction to Kurt Vonnegut: https://youtu.be/2SuaiTtiEkQ
-Slaughterhouse-Five Review: https://youtu.be/iw-tQUuBCww
-Slapstick Review: https://youtu.be/xyxaye0vZds

Vonnegut on Story Types
-Video of Vonnegut describing the shapes of stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ&feature=emb_title
-Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago
http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/kurt-vonnegut-masters-thesis-rejected-by-u-chicago.html
-Kurt Vonnegut on 8 ‘shapes’ of stories
https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/vonnegut-shapes?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

Sources
-Freese, Peter. “The Critical Reception of Kurt Vonnegut.” Literature Compass, vol. 9, no. 1, 2012.
-Hoagland, Edward. “Kurt Vonnegut Singing in the Bath.” The New York Times. 15 March 1981. https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/15/books/kurt-vonnegut-singing-in-the-bath.html
-Klinkowitz, Jerome. Vonnegut In Fact: The Public Spokesmanship of Personal Fiction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998.
-Root, Robert L. GLR Reviews: Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage. The Great Lakes Review, vol. 8/9 no. 2/1, Fall 1982-Spring 1983, pp. 81-82.

Image Sources
-Vonnegut as a soldier: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/04/13/reading-slaughterhouse-five-baghdad-what-vonnegut-taught-me-about-war/
-Grades of novels: http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/kurt-vonnegut-creates-a-report-card-for-his-novels.html
-Images of Vonnegut writing: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/what-kurt-vonneguts-slaughterhouse-five-tells-us-now and https://medium.com/irevuo/kurt-vonneguts-eight-rules-for-writing-a-short-story-b03853ef7401
-Dresden before and after: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/09/pictures-of-dresden-before-and-after-the-wwii-bombing-3/

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