or, The children"s crusade : a duty-dance with death
  • 186 Pages
  • 1.91 MB
  • English
Dell , New York
Statementby Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
LC ClassificationsPS3572.O5
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21089238M
ISBN 100440580293

"Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to Cited by: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books.

Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most/5(K).

Slaughterhouse-Five is the story of Billy Pilgrim's life, framed around his time in the Second World War – more specifically, the terrible bombing of /5(K).

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.

Slaughterhouse-Five, in full Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, antiwar novel by Kurt Vonnegut, published in   Slaughterhouse-Five is part autobiographical, part science-fiction, part sarcastic master work by Kurt Vonnegut.

It is often assigned by college and high school reading and writing classes, especially when our President wants us to go out and kill somebody. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought The Time Machine: An Invention / Edition 1Brand: Ishi Press. Book Summary Slaughterhouse-Five is an account of Billy Pilgrim's capture and incarceration by the Germans during the last years of World War II, and scattered throughout the narrative are episodes from Billy's life both before and after the war, and from his travels to the planet Tralfamadore (Trawl-fahm-uh-door).

Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” is humane enough to allow, at the end of the horror that is its subject, for the possibility of hope. Photograph by Santi Visalli /.

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Slaughterhouse-Five Note: Billy Pilgrim, the novel’s protagonist, has become “unstuck in time.” He travels between periods of his life, unable to control which period he lands in. As a result, the narrative is not chronological or by:   Slaughterhouse-Five is an extremely entertaining read, and an important book for teen readers to explore more deeply in a classroom setting.

It also has one of the all-time great opening lines in literature as it begins what is surely one of the strangest meditations on war: "All of this happened, more or less."5/5. SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. OR THE CHILDREN'S. A Duty-dance with Death. KURT VONNEGUT, JR. Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint the following material: 'The Waking': copyright by Theodore Roethke from.

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THEODORE ROETHKE. printed by permission of Doubleday & Company, Inc. Slaughterhouse-Five quiz that tests what you know. Perfect prep for Slaughterhouse-Five quizzes and tests you might have in school. Slaughterhouse-Five Summary It's hard to summarize the plot of Slaughterhouse-Five neatly because everything is going on at the same time.

Since the main character, Billy Pilgrim, travels through time, we jump from to to Billy's childhood and back again. Slaughterhouse-Five (taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held) is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is as important as any written since 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, 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.4/5(68).

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut (Cape, 30s) A bullet makes a small to entry and a messy exit. Enormities in the mind do the same. “Everything is supposed to be very quiet after a massacre and Author: Christopher Wordsworth.

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Slaughterhouse Five is the story of Billy Pilgrim, a decidedly non-heroic man who has become "unstuck in time."He travels back and forth in time, visiting his birth, death, all the moments in between repeatedly and out of order.

The novel is framed by Chapters One and Ten, in which Vonnegut himself talks about the difficulties of writing the novel and the effects of Dresden on. Slaughterhouse-Fiveis an anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut.

The work was first published inand it's considered an American classic. Semi-autobiographical in nature, the novel is drawn from the Vonnegut's war-time experiences in World War II. As a prisoner of war, Vonnegut survived the American bombing of Dresden, : Esther Lombardi.

"Slaughterhouse 5" is perhaps the best book-film translation I've ever seen. Let me safely say that Kurt Vonneguts 'Slaughterhouse 5' is my favourite book ever. It is incredibly funny and moving above any book I've ever read. But it is also a very complex and philosophical story with many deeply rooted undertones/10(K).

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But the little Lord Jesus No crying He makes. 1 ALL THIS HAPPENED, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much s: Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.

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Now supports 7th edition of MLA. Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Slaughterhouse Five" is one of those great books that defies easy classification. A blend of science fiction, satire, and war fiction, it is both fun and grim. The book tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist, World War II veteran, and apparent UFO abductee who becomes "unstuck in time."Cited by: Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Librivox Free Audiobook Federlese - Philosophie-Podcast Being Martina DeepHire DeepCast Take Action Real Estate Investing with Lo Financial Access 2 Chocolate Cool Beans Straight White Men.

Though you know this book as Slaughterhouse-Five, the full title is actually Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With main character Billy Pilgrim winds up in Dresden, Germany, as a prisoner of war (POW) in World War II, he and other American POWs are kept in an abandoned slaughterhouse called Slaughterhouse-Five.

Slaughterhouse-Five was hugely successful, brought Vonnegut an enormous audience, was a finalist for the National Book Award and a bestseller and remains four decades later as timeless and /5(41). The narrator begins Slaughterhouse-Five by explaining a number of details about the novel, primarily how he came to write it.

He maintains, by and large, that the parts about the war are true, although he admits that he has changed people's names. The narrator tells his old war buddy, Bernard V.

O'Hare, that he is writing a book about the. Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death () is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a chaplain's assistant named Billy is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work.

[1] Vonnegut's use of the firebombing of Dresden as a central event makes the novel. Slaughterhouse-Five NPR coverage of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. 'Slaughterhouse-Five' At 50 Fifty years ago Kurt Vonnegut published his anti-war novel 's Renee Montagne revisits an earlier conversation she had with the author about the book.

One reads "Slaughterhouse-Five" with that question crouched on the brink of one's awareness. I'm not sure if there's an answer, but the question certainly heightens the book's effects.

Here is the story: Billy Pilgrim, "tall and weak, and shaped like a bottle of Coca-Cola," was born in Ilium, N.Y., the only child of a barber there. But Slaughterhouse-Five ranks No. 29 on the American Library Association’s list of banned or challenged classics.

Last year, the ALA tallied challenges to books, which is a fraction of the Author: Betsy Morais.Slaughterhouse-Five, while being an anti-war book, didn’t really give off that much of an impact to me when it comes to stopping wars, and saying no to wars.

Honestly, other than having learned that there are a whole lot more other perspectives and ways of seeing the world that I’ve never thought of, there isn’t much that I can take away.

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and young adult novel Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler have both been banned from a school curriculum and library in a Missouri school following complaints.