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Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2009-08-11
ISBN : 0440339065
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Or The Children s Crusade

Slaughterhouse five  Or  The Children s Crusade Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780440180296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0440180295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Slaughterhouse 5

Slaughterhouse 5 Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Random House
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0099800209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.

Slaughterhouse 5 Vintage Past

Slaughterhouse 5  Vintage Past  Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-10-06
ISBN : 9781784871345
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know."

Slaughterhouse Five MAXNotes Literature Guides

Slaughterhouse Five  MAXNotes Literature Guides  Book
Author : Tonnvane Wiswell
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
Release : 2015-04-24
ISBN : 9780738673424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book
Author : Harold Bloom,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1438128746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents a collection of critical essays about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1610429982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Dennis S Smith
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007-08-15
ISBN : 0544183967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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

The Depiction of War in the Novels  Slaughterhouse Five  and  A Farewell to Arms  Book
Author : Uwe Mehlbaum
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2009-12
ISBN : 3640496361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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' experiences, none of the novels is an autobiography, e.g. Hemingway's story ends about two months before he went to Europe (Cooper, 33). Both of the novels deal not only with war stories but roam around other genres, be it a science fiction story in Vonnegut's case or a love story in Hemingway's. Both authors had direct and severe experiences with war. Despite of all similarities we also find very big differences in the depiction of war and the way the two authors cope with their shocking experiences. Both of the authors use a very own and subjective depiction of war in their novels and we find big differences in the way they describe war. This essay will take a closer look on how the two novels depict war in different ways and the messages that we can draw from their works."

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Book
Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
Release : 2020-02-15
ISBN : 1645423034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 ongoing process. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Vonnegut’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9783125378407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Slaughterhouse Five book written by Kurt Vonnegut, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five

A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-09-24
ISBN : 1410336530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 needs.

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five Book
Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the background of Slaughterhouse-Five, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Arrow
Release : 2019-03-28
ISBN : 9781784874858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As a young man and a prisoner of war, Kurt Vonnegut witnessed the 1945 Allied fire-bombing of Dresden in Germany, which reduced the once proudly beautiful city to rubble and claimed the lives of thousands of its citizens. For many years, Vonnegut tried to write about Dresden by the words would not come. When he did write about it, he combined his trademark humour, unfettered imagination, boundless humanity and keen sense of irony to create one of the most powerful anti-war books ever written. Fifty years on from first publication, Slaughterhouse Five remains unique in its wild storytelling, its powerful delivery of unavoidable truths, and its alchemy of love and tragedy. -- from jacket.

Constructing Slaughterhouse Five

Constructing  Slaughterhouse Five  Book
Author : Marc Regler
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2003-09-08
ISBN : 3638216519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 to the alternative model of time of the Tralfamadorians. Thus, it concentrates on the postmodernist criticism of an uncritical believe in linear time, teleology and progression as also represented in the form of linear narratives.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five Book
Author : Ryan North
Publisher : Archaia
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN : 9781684156252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great anti-war books. An American classic and one of the world’s seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time from Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!). Listen: Billy Pilgrim has... ...read Kilgore Trout ...opened a successful optometry business ...built a loving family ...witnessed the firebombing of Dresden ...traveled to the planet Tralfamadore ...met Kurt Vonnegut ...come unstuck in time. Billy Pilgrim’s journey is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be fallibly human.

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut Book
Author : Susan Farrell
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 143810023X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A  Book
Author : Herbert N. Foerstel
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780313311666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Book
Author : Charles H. Harris,Charles B. Harris
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1972-07
ISBN : 9780808400431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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