Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN: 0440339065
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five Book Excerpt:

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.” More than 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.

Slaughterhouse Five MAXNotes Literature Guides

Slaughterhouse Five  MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author: Tonnvane Wiswell
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 9780738673424
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five MAXNotes Literature Guides Book Excerpt:

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.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
Author: Harold Bloom,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438128746
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 143812709X
Category: Science fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book Excerpt:

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

Slaughterhouse Five
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1610429982
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Five Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 0544183967
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 3640496361
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Depiction of War in the Novels Slaughterhouse Five and A Farewell to Arms Book Excerpt:

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."

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Author: Intelligent Education
Publsiher: Influence Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02-15
ISBN: 1645423034
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an instant success across all popular media. As an anti-war novel of the 1960s, Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five as a double story: the main character suffers from the traumatic effects of war; the author struggles with the effects of war on both the character and the author. Moreover, his writing shows his belief that art is no longer a finished product, but it is an ongoing process. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Vonnegut’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publsiher: Twayne Pub
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse five Book Excerpt:

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

Constructing Slaughterhouse Five

Constructing Slaughterhouse Five
Author: Marc Regler
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2007-07
ISBN: 3638644820
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Slaughterhouse Five Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3 (B), University of Stuttgart (American Studies), course: Postmodern Fiction, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Constructing Slaughterhouse-Five is a close reading of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. It puts a special focus on the aspects of time and temporal structure in relation to the novel form and its narrative structure in relation to the protagonist Billy Pilgrim's personal trauma, his war experience and his time travelling in relation to the alternative model of time of the Tralfamadorians. Thus, it concentrates on the postmodernist criticism of an uncritical believe in linear time, teleology and progression as also represented in the form of linear narratives.

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut
Author: Susan Farrell
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 143810023X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut Book Excerpt:

Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313311666
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned in the U S A Book Excerpt:

Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd
Author: Charles H. Harris,Charles B. Harris
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1972-07
ISBN: 9780808400431
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd Book Excerpt:

Examines the themes and styles of the absurdist novelists Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth

Vonnegut in Fact

Vonnegut in Fact
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN: 161117127X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vonnegut in Fact Book Excerpt:

Vonnegut in Fact offers a thorough assessment of the artistry of Kurt Vonnegut, known not only as the best-selling author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Timequake, and a dozen other novels, but also as the most widely recognized public spokesperson among writers since Mark Twain. Jerome Klinkowitz traces the emergence of Vonnegut's nonfiction since the 1960s, when commentary and feature journalism replaced the rapidly dying short story market. Offering close readings and insightful criticism of Vonnegut's three major works of nonfiction, his many uncollected pieces, and his unique manner of public speaking, Klinkowitz explains how Vonnegut's personal visions developed into a style of great public responsibility that mirrored the growth of his fiction. Klinkowitz views his subject as a gentle manipulator of popular forms and an extremely personable figure; what might seem radically innovative and even iconoclastic in his fiction becomes comfortably avuncular and familiarly American when followed to its roots in his public spokesmanship.

The Films of George Roy Hill rev ed

The Films of George Roy Hill  rev  ed
Author: Andrew Horton
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN: 0786446846
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Films of George Roy Hill rev ed Book Excerpt:

As late as 1976, George Roy Hill was the first and only director to have two all-time, top-ten, box-office hits: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting (both starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman). A filmmaker with backgrounds in music, drama and television, he was a popular storyteller. His films reflect an ironic, bittersweet vision of life. The stories entertain, but the subtext is often disturbing. Hill felt that all of his major characters "create an environment, a fantasy, an illusion, and then go on to make it happen." Individual chapters study in detail the art, craft and style of each of his films, including Period of Adjustment, Toys in the Attic, The World of Henry Orient, Hawaii, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Slaughterhouse Five, A Little Romance, The World According to Garp, The Little Drummer Girl and Hill's last, Funny Farm.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
Author: KURT VONNEGUT JR
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Book Excerpt:

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1395
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313329531
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative
Author: Scott MacFarlane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 9780786481194
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippie Narrative Book Excerpt:

The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Forever Pursuing Genesis

Forever Pursuing Genesis
Author: Leonard Mustazza
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780838751763
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Pursuing Genesis Book Excerpt:

The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five
Author: William Bly
Publsiher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780764191237
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five Book Excerpt:

A guide to reading "Slaughterhouse Five" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.