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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922–2007), American novelist and satirist, or to his works.

Etymologies

Vonnegut +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Palmer's third novel combines hard SF – the quantum physics of teleportation – with sardonic, Vonnegutian satire, and the result is a gloriously irreverent, violent and often funny tale of murder, genocide and unrequited love.

    Dark Matter, Clowns at Midnight, Damage Time and Version 43 - reviews

  • Book reviewers have categorized your previous novels as wild Vonnegutian satires full of fantastical and even surrealistic events.

    James Morrow discusses The Last Witchfinder

  • Now I don't mean to suggest that our current moment is anything like this Vonnegutian nightmare.

    Richard Laermer: The Last Decade & Mediocrity: A Look Ahead

  • To this end, I have put together the following proposed slate of what I am calling Vonnegutian Immersions, designed to bring out the inner Vonnegut in all of us ...

    GreenCine Daily: Kurt Vonnegut, 1922 - 2007.

  • There are nuggets of Vonnegutian wisdom throughout.

    Vonnegut's Last Stand

  • This is beyond apocalyptic -- it's downright Vonnegutian.

    Posthuman Blues

  • And indeed, I suspect, in Light, which is rather more Vonnegutian, especially at the redemptive end, than she has allowed herself to realise.

    Is There Someone at the End of This Rope? A Long Day's Struggle With M. John Harrison

  • And if the cover art foreshadows the style of this gargantuan cotton-candy novel, the title poised between horse and skyline suggests the allusive, striving nature of the themes to come: Shakespeare's romance of resurrection will be only the most conspicuous swatch in a patchwork of Renaissance fairy tale, Victorian saga, Vonnegutian fable, and dreamy surrealism in the Latin American manner.

    Small Expectations

  • "The Black Veil," found him deeply enmeshed in French literary theory - a loyal reader might expect a book of this heft to amount to a dense experimental fiction or a Vonnegutian exercise in wild satire.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The fabulist style is established right at the start with the tale of clockmaker Gateau (Elias Koteas), who expresses his wish to turn back time by constructing a clock that runs in reverse, initiating some Vonnegutian backwards war footage.

    DVD Times

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