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Slaughterhouse Five Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release : 11 August 2009
  • ISBN : 9780440339069
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 66 voters

Slaughterhouse Five Book Summary/Review:

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.” More than 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.

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • ISBN : 9780440339069
GET THIS BOOKSlaughterhouse-Five

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

Slaughterhouse-Five (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Slaughterhouse-Five (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
  • Author : Tonnvane Wiswell
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • ISBN : 0738673420
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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 about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781438128740
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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
  • ISBN : 9781438127095
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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

Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781610429986
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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 purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just

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
  • ISBN : 9780544183964
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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.

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five
  • Author : Ervin E. Szpek,Frank J. Idzikowski
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781440105678
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Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five chronicles the story of 150 American POWs captured in the Battle of the Bulge and eventually caught up in one of the greatest tragedies of World War II---the firebombing of Dresden. This collection includes oral histories, previously unpublished memoirs, and letters from home and from the front that together tell their compelling story in their own words. From simple hometown beginnings through the awakenings of military life in basic training, from assignment on the supposed "quiet zone"

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

The Depiction of War in the Novels
  • Author : Uwe Mehlbaum
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • ISBN : 9783640496365
GET THIS BOOKThe Depiction of War in the Novels "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "A Farewell to Arms"

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 first sight. Both are books about wars in Europe written by American authors, and although the protagonists in both novels experience things that are partly very similar to their authors'

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
  • ISBN : 9781645423034
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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 with the effects of war on both the character and the author. Moreover, his writing shows his belief that art is no longer a finished product, but it is an

Slaughterhouse-five

Slaughterhouse-five
  • Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
  • Publisher : Twayne Pub
  • Release Date : 1990
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105034351283
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Describes the background of Slaughterhouse-Five, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Constructing Slaughterhouse-Five

Constructing Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Author : Marc Regler
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-07
  • ISBN : 9783638644822
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3 (B), University of Stuttgart (American Studies), course: Postmodern Fiction, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Constructing Slaughterhouse-Five is a close reading of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. It puts a special focus on the aspects of time and temporal structure in relation to the novel form and its narrative structure in relation to the protagonist Billy Pilgrim's personal trauma, his war experience and his time travelling in relation

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut
  • Author : Susan Farrell
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781438100234
GET THIS BOOKCritical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular and admired authors of post-war American literaturefamous both for his playful and deceptively simple style as well as for his scathing critiques of social injustice and war. Criti.

Banned in the U.S.A.

Banned in the U.S.A.
  • Author : Herbert N. Foerstel
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 0313311668
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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd
  • Author : Charles H. Harris,Charles B. Harris
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1972-07
  • ISBN : 0808400436
GET THIS BOOKContemporary American Novelists of the Absurd

Examines the themes and styles of the absurdist novelists Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth

Vonnegut in Fact

Vonnegut in Fact
  • Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781611171273
GET THIS BOOKVonnegut in Fact

Vonnegut in Fact offers a thorough assessment of the artistry of Kurt Vonnegut, known not only as the best-selling author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Timequake, and a dozen other novels, but also as the most widely recognized public spokesperson among writers since Mark Twain. Jerome Klinkowitz traces the emergence of Vonnegut's nonfiction since the 1960s, when commentary and feature journalism replaced the rapidly dying short story market. Offering close readings and insightful criticism of Vonnegut's three major works of nonfiction, his many