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Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0440339065
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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
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-11 - Publisher: Dial Press
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
Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
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
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
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Slaughterhouse Five
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
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Schlachthof 5
Language: de
Pages: 224
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-14 - Publisher:
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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Harold Bloom, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents a collection of critical essays about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five.
Slaughterhouse-Five
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-23 - Publisher: Boom! Studios
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 a successful optometry business. Billy Pilgrim has built a loving family and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden. Billy Pilgrim has traveled to the planet Tralfamadore and met Kurt Vonnegut. Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. Slaughterhouse-Five 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 a fallible human.
Unterrichtsreihe: Our First Scientific Essay - Analyzing
Language: de
Pages: 76
Authors: Mareike Hachemer
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-13 - Publisher:
Unterrichtsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Englisch - Padagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Studienseminar fur Gymnasien Wiesbaden, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Die Ausarbeitung beinhaltet auch ein Ergebnis des Essaywritings als Anschauungsmaterial, Abstract: In der Unterrichtsreihe Slaughterhouse-Five: An Anti-War Novel" bearbeiteten die Schuler des Leistungskurs 13 (Q3) die Abitur-Pflichtlekture Slaughterhouse-Five" des amerikanischen Autors Kurt Vonnegut. In diesem Roman, der zugleich autobiografische, fiktive und Science-Fiction-Elemente enthalt, verarbeitet der Autor seine Erlebnisse als Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg und beim Bombenangriff auf Dresden. In Selbstlern-Arrangements analysieren die Schuler Charaktere, Handlung, literarische Besonderheiten, die Darstellungen von Heldentum und Krieg, sowie die Bedeutung der Erzahlweisen. Die Schuler benutzten dazu kooperative und individuelle Arbeitsschritte, verarbeiteten die Informationen in Prasentationen und schliesslich in ausfuhrlichen Essays als Vorbereitung auf wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken an der Universitat. Hierbei werden sie erstmals an wissenschaftliche Zitierweise, das Anlegen von Bibliographien und universitare Formvorgaben herangefuhrt. Diese Aspekte wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens sollen zukunftig auch in anderen Fachern in der 13. Jahrgangsstufe zeitgleich angewendet werden, sodass Kompetenzen facherubergreifend genutzt werden konnen. Die individuellen Essays, die auf der gemeinschaftlichen Vorarbeit basieren, nutzen den Schulern als Einblick in die Anforderungen an Seminararbeiten literaturwissenschaftlicher Studiengange und als inhaltliche und methodische Vorbereitung auf das schriftliche Abitur. Der beste Essay, der von einer
A short research paper on Kurt Vonnegut's
Language: en
Pages: 10
Authors: David Federhen
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-25 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A (deutsch:1), International University in Germany Bruchsal (Department of Sciences and Liberal Arts), 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is considered one of the greatest American authors ever. He wrote about 30 novels, an uncounted number of short-stories and a few essays and plays. His most successful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five or The Childrens′ Crusade, a Duty Dance with Death, was his sixth book and published in 1969. This research paper will focus on the connection between Billy Pilgrim, the main character of Slaughterhouse-Five, and the life of Kurt Vonnegut. Furthermore, it will make use of this connection in order to suggest why Kurt Vonnegut wrote this book. Pilgrim, who is an American World War II veteran and survived the allied air raid on Dresden in early 1945, strikes the reader as a very eccentric person. He believes that he "has come unstuck in time" (Vonnegut, 1991, p.23) and time travels to his childhood, to his wedding, to the Battle of the Bulge and to the air raid. But not only that he has lost control over the temporal aspects of his
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Science fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing
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.