Slaughterhouse Five

Written By Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five
  • Publsiher : Dial Press
  • Release : 11 August 2009
  • ISBN : 0440339065
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1588 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Slaughterhouse Five written by Kurt Vonnegut which was release on 11 August 2009, this book published by Dial Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.” An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language. But it was precisely those elements of Vonnegut’s writing—the political edginess, the genre-bending inventiveness, the frank violence, the transgressive wit—that have inspired generations of readers not just to look differently at the world around them but to find the confidence to say something about it. Authors as wide-ranging as Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Tim O’Brien, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, and J. K. Rowling have all found inspiration in Vonnegut’s words. Jonathan Safran Foer has described Vonnegut as “the kind of writer who made people—young people especially—want to write.” George Saunders has declared Vonnegut to be “the great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us . . . a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.” Fifty years after its initial publication at the height of the Vietnam War, Vonnegut's portrayal of political disillusionment, PTSD, and postwar anxiety feels as relevant, darkly humorous, and profoundly affecting as ever, an enduring beacon through our own era’s uncertainties. “Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.”—The Boston Globe

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds Selected by the Modern Library as one of ...

Slaughterhouse five Or The Children s Crusade

Slaughterhouse five  Or  The Children s Crusade
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Gemans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore....

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
  • Author : Harold Bloom,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Presents a collection of critical essays about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five....

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Discusses the characters, plot and writing of Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author....

Slaughterhouse Five MAXNotes Literature Guides

Slaughterhouse Five  MAXNotes Literature Guides
  • Author : Tonnvane Wiswell
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : REA's MAXnotes for Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought ...

Slaughterhouse 5 Vintage Past

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  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Total pages : 177
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : "Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy ...

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  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut,Ryan North
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release Date : 2020-09-23
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : With Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal anti-war story, Slaughterhouse-Five, Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) translate a literary classic into comic book form in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time and Fight Club 2. Billy Pilgrim has read Kilgore Trout and opened ...

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : The perfect companion to Kurt Vonnegut’s "Slaughterhouse-Five," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be ...

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : Dennis S Smith
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-08-15
  • Total pages : 84
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : An odd book in that it mixes elements of science fiction with psychological analysis, Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a GI prisoner of war. He time-travels and wanders through a mysterious ether where spatial-temporal relationships are at odds with what we accept as reality....

The Depiction of War in the Novels Slaughterhouse Five and A Farewell to Arms

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  • Author : Uwe Mehlbaum
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Essay from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bayreuth (Lehrstuhl fur Amerikanistik), course: PS Representations of War in American Culture, language: English, abstract: The two novels A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut have a lot in common at ...

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Author : Intelligent Education
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an instant success across all popular media. As an anti-war novel of the 1960s, Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five as a double story: the main character suffers from the traumatic effects of war; the author struggles ...

A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five

A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Total pages : 15
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research ...

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 134
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Download or read online Slaughterhouse Five written by Kurt Vonnegut, published by Ernst Klett Sprachen which was released on 1994. Get Slaughterhouse Five Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
  • Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
  • Publisher : Twayne Pub
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 118
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Describes the background of Slaughterhouse-Five, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception...

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0440339065
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Summary : Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Gemans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore....