"Artistic Vision and Narrative Technique in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s Slaughterhouse-Five: A Study"


V. Balamurugan & Dr. D. Shanmugam (Professor)
Annamalai University.


This present study entitled “Artistic Vision and Narrative Technique in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Slaughterhouse-Five: A Study” aims to analyze Vonnegut’s employment of rhetorical pattern, style and structure, method and manner of his writing and narrative techniques employed in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. For this research paper Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five has been selected and examined. The novel is written after world war second. The titled of the novel also shows that, it is a war report. The purpose of the study is to discuss how Vonnegut presents his narrative style and employs narrative devices telegraphic manner of wring and schizophrenic mode of narration in this novel. In this process, the study traces the evolution Vonnegut as a novelist, his approach towards his writings, delineation of history with fantasy and how far his works reflect the condition and culture of his time.