Slaughterhouse 5

Slaughterhouse 5
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 157
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : 9780099800200
ISBN 13 : 0099800209
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse 5 Book Description:

'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.' George Saunders 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 Five 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. 'An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist' New York Times Book Review

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2009-08-11
ISBN 10 : 9780440339069
ISBN 13 : 0440339065
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five Book Description:

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
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages : 215
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : 9780440180296
ISBN 13 : 0440180295
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade 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

Slaughterhouse Five
Author : Lambert M. Surhone
Publisher : Betascript Publishing
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2010-06-12
ISBN 10 : 6130415958
ISBN 13 : 9786130415952
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) is an anti-war science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier called Billy Pilgrim. Chaplain's Assistant Billy Pilgrim, a disoriented, fatalistic, ill-trained American soldier, is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge and taken to a prison in Dresden. The Germans put Billy and his fellow prisoners in a disused slaughterhouse, known as Slaughterhouse number 5. The POWs and German guards alike hide in a deep cellar; because of their safe hiding place, they are some of the few survivors of the city-destroying firestorm during the Bombing of Dresden in World War II.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781438128740
ISBN 13 : 1438128746
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book Description:

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

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Total Pages : 118
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105034351283
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse five Book Description:

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

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five
Author : Ervin E. Szpek, Jr.
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 672
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781440105678
ISBN 13 : 1440105677
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five Book Description:

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" in Belgium to the unexpected Battle of the Bulge, from forced march and entrainment to eventual assignment on work details in Dresden --- the "Florence of the Elbe," to the inferno of Dresden on February 13-14, 1945, and the gruesome work details to follow, the individual and collective recollections and reflections of these 150 young men, the men housed in the famed Slaughterhouse Five, reveal a very personal side of war and the struggle for survival. Yet repatriation did not bring closure to this chapter of their young lives for like shadows their memories would forever be part of them. Today more than sixty years after the firebombing of Dresden, the statue of a steer wishing health and happiness to the citizens of Dresden still stands at the entrance to the public slaughterhouse, a silent witness to the maelstrom that descended upon Dresden and this group of 150 American POWs housed within, Now after more than 60 years of silence for most of these men, Kurt Vonnegut's fellow POWs tell their story of Slaughterhouse Five, in their words as they saw it --- dog face young soldiers assured that the war was soon to be over!

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
Author : KURT VONNEGUT JR
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1969
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Book Description:

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
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2015-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9781410336538
ISBN 13 : 1410336530
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Book Description:

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.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 114
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438127095
ISBN 13 : 143812709X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book Description:

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.