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War in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Social issues in literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays on the theme of war as depicted in the novel, along with a short biography and interview with the author.
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Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN: 9780737758177 0737758171 9780737758184 073775818X
OCLC Number: 695033003
Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Background on Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut's family and the success of Slaughterhouse-five / Peter J. Reed --
Vonnegut's despair about war at the end of his life / Loree Rackstraw --
Vonnegut on his writing and life / Kurt Vonnegut, as told to John Casey and Joe David Bellamy --
2. Slaughterhouse-Five and War. Facing the cruelties of civilization and its wars / James Lundquist --
Time travel as a brief escape from war memories / William Rodney Allen --
Billy's time travel is not science fictional but psychological / Arnold Edelstein --
Kindness in the face of cruelty / Rachel McCoppin --
The moral problem of Billy's fantasies / Tony Tanner --
A nontraditional way of conveying chaos / Todd F. Davis --
Vonnegut's denunciation of Tralfamadore / Robert Merrill and Peter A. Scholl --
Deromanticizing war / Stanley Schatt --
The war novel : from heroic epic to grim reality / T.J. Matheson --
Why the innocent suffer / Donald E. Morse --
3. Contemporary Perspectives on War. Uncovering military secrets about the deaths of Iraqi civilians / Sarah Lazare and Ryan Harvey --
Two wars : physical and psychological / Stu Weber --
Casualties of the mind / Heidi Vogt --
Child soldiers / Michelle Steele.
Series Title: Social issues in literature.
Responsibility: Claudia Durst Johnson, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays on the theme of war as depicted in the novel, along with a short biography and interview with the author.
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