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Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vonnegut, Kurt.
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade.
New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1994
(OCoLC)607734095
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 0385312083 9780385312080
OCLC Number: 29960763
Notes: LC copy in dust jacket.
Source: Copyright deposit, Mar. 11, 1994.
"A fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod (and smoking too much), who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale. This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from. Peace."
Description: xiii, 205 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Slaughterhouse-five.
Children's crusade.
Slaughterhouse-five
Responsibility: by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy-and humor.

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