Vonnegut’s Goodbye: Kurt Senior, Hemingway, and Kilgore Trout
Influence study detailing Vonnegut’s evolving perception of Hemingway as a writer and man. Contends that Vonnegut’s admiration of Hemingway’s innovative writing style is tempered by disdain for his overly romanticized notions of valor, masculinity, and brutality. Broer notes biographical parallels connecting these seemingly disparate authors.
At Millennium’s End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut
Broer, Lawrence R. “Vonnegut’s Goodbye: Kurt Senior, Hemingway, and Kilgore Trout.” In At Millennium’s End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Kevin A. Boon, 65-90. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.