Allen, William Rodney. Understanding Kurt Vonnegut.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1991.
The literary critic, academic, and longtime Vonnegut fan William Rodney Allen examines the stylistic, thematic, and formal elements that make Vonnegut’s novels so popular. His analysis includes Slaughterhouse-Five , Mother Night, Cat’s Cradle, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Klinkowitz, Jerome, and John Somer, eds. The Vonnegut Statement. New York: Delacorte, 1973.
The Vonnegut Statement consists of essays on Kurt Vonnegut that range from personal anecdotes to more serious critical analyses of his development as an author up to the publication of Slaughterhouse-Five .
Lundquist, James. Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1977
Kurt Vonnegut traces Vonnegut’s personal history and literary influences as it sets out to assess Vonnegut’s popularity as well as his unique humor and writing style. The book includes a chapter on Slaughterhouse-Five .
Mustazza, Leonard, ed. The Critical Response to Kurt Vonnegut. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.
This book is a collection of critical responses to Vonnegut’s work, arranged chronologically from his first novel to his last. It contains 40 reviews by renowned writers and critics, such as Doris Lessing, Terry Southern, and Kathryn Hume.
Siepmann, Katherine Baker, ed. Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia. New York: HarperCollins, 1987.
This reference work of world literature includes an entry on Kurt Vonnegut.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Palm Sunday. New York: Delacorte Press, 1981
Palm Sunday contains a collection of Vonnegut’s previously unpublished writing. This includes letters, essays, speeches, stories, and eulogies.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Wampeters, Foma, & Granfalloons. New York: Delacorte Press, 1992.
This book comprises a selection of Vonnegut’s nonfiction writing, ranging from travel diaries to reviews and magazine articles published between the years 1966 and 1974.