Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1991
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780440180296

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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.

The Writer s Crusade

The Writer s Crusade
Author: Tom Roston
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-11-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781683359241

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The story of Kurt Vonnegut and Slaughterhouse-Five, an enduring masterpiece on trauma and memory Kurt Vonnegut was twenty years old when he enlisted in the United States Army. Less than two years later, he was captured by the Germans in the single deadliest US engagement of the war, the Battle of the Bulge. He was taken to a POW camp, then transferred to a work camp near Dresden, and held in a slaughterhouse called Schlachthof Fünf where he survived the horrific firebombing that killed thousands and destroyed the city. To the millions of fans of Vonnegut’s great novel Slaughterhouse-Five, these details are familiar. They’re told by the book’s author/narrator, and experienced by his enduring character Billy Pilgrim, a war veteran who “has come unstuck in time.” Writing during the tumultuous days of the Vietnam conflict, with the novel, Vonnegut had, after more than two decades of struggle, taken trauma and created a work of art, one that still resonates today. In The Writer’s Crusade, author Tom Roston examines the connection between Vonnegut’s life and Slaughterhouse-Five. Did Vonnegut suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Did Billy Pilgrim? Roston probes Vonnegut’s work, his personal history, and discarded drafts of the novel, as well as original interviews with the writer’s family, friends, scholars, psychologists, and other novelists including Karl Marlantes, Kevin Powers, and Tim O’Brien. The Writer’s Crusade is a literary and biographical journey that asks fundamental questions about trauma, creativity, and the power of storytelling.

The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds
Author: Kevin Powers
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780316219358

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Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-08-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780440339069

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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

Rise Of The Black Panther

Rise Of The Black Panther
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates,Evan Narcisse
Publsiher: Marvel Entertainment
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-08-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781302505349

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Collecting Rise Of The Black Panther #1-6. The secret origin of T’Challa, the Black Panther! Wakanda has always kept itself isolated from Western society, but that’s about to change. Young T’Challa knows he’s destined to become king, but when his father is murdered by outsiders, he finds himself taking up a mantle he may not be ready for. Experience the troubled reign of King T’Chaka! Discover the mother T’Challa never knew! And see how the world first learns of the wondrous nation of Wakanda — including Namor, King of Atlantis; the Winter Soldier; and the ruler of Latveria, Doctor Doom! Plus: As Erik Killmonger makes a devastating move, a missing chapter of T’Challa and Storm’s lifelong romance comes to light — and the Black Panther must decide his unique role in a world full of super heroes!

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
Author: Harold Bloom,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009
Genre: Electronic Book
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
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: Science fiction
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 MAXNotes Literature Guides

Slaughterhouse Five  MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author: Tonnvane Wiswell
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2015-04-24
Genre: Study Aids
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 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.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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 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
Author: Dennis S Smith
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2007-08-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
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.

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
Author: Uwe Mehlbaum
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783640496365

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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."

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publsiher: Twayne Pub
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: STANFORD:36105034351283

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

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1999-10-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780684865133

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Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaugherhouse Five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaugherhouse Five
Author: Curtis Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-03-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1632460114

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Curtis Smith writes about how Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five "influenced him as an author.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307567239

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“Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York Times In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. “Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut.”—Publishers Weekly