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by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

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  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publications; New edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 183 pages
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Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (Hardcover).

Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (Hardcover). Hardcover: 183 pages.

Sterling Professor of the Humanities Yale University. No part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five book. This little observation reminds me of how important this book was to many people of the post-war generation

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five book. This little observation reminds me of how important this book was to many people of the post-war generation. The book, as most of you know, was written by Vonnegut, a former POW and survivor o Growing up in the 1980s, I was always a fan of journalist Linda Ellerbee. I always wondered why she ended her broadcasts with the phrase "And so it goes. When I read this book recently, I was reminded that after John Pilgrim discussed anyone's death, he would end the paragraph with "So it goes.

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Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

Captured by Germans in World War II, soldier Kurt Vonnegut and other prisoners of war were taken to Dresden, Germany. Several weeks later, American and British planes firebombed Dresden. Amazingly, the prisoners survived. Vonnegut spent two decades coming to grips with the experience. This title is his ultimate response to the ordeal.
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I remember reading this in American Literature class, and I always wanted to come back to it because it's just one of those books that I don't think reading it once will suffice. There's obviously a lot more going on there than initially meets the eye.

There's the obvious story, which is about Billy Pilgrim, a veteran and optometrist who is seemingly suffering from some sort of mental illness like PTSD from his time in the war, and also some sort of possible brain damage suffered from an airplane crash. These elements compound each other and Billy finds himself traveling through time to different points in his life; during his time in World War II, during his time with his wife Valencia, on a planet inhabited by the Tralfamadorians (who have him locked up as a human zoo exhibit), and a few others.

But then there is the author's underlying messages, one of which is about the utter senselessness of war. The Germans are making candles out of the Jews while Americans are melting German teenagers and we all know that the Soviets were starving tens of millions of their own while fighting the Germans. It's just a vicious cycle of death and evil.

The other message is a philosophical one. There's a very strong sense that there is no free will and there is also a sense of nihilism that no matter what we do, the outcomes are fixed, and the future unchanging.

I hope that the philosophical message isn't a correct one. I tend to side with those who believe strongly that we are in control of our fates and that no matter how dire the circumstances, we have the choice to make things a little bit better. Ironically I think Vonnegut has done exactly that with his book. He has made an impact with this book by bringing awareness to the evils of war.

Read the book. It's a good one.
I know this a oldie but goodie book - but somehow I missed it all these years. Interesting reading it 50 years after it was published. It has passed the test of time. It is oddly engaging and unpredictable and just plain weird. This type of work can not be copied because it so utterly original. I can see how it was shocking in 1967 and was ultimately banned by some schools. Funny how that insured it would get the attention it deserved. This book retells the narrative of the WWII by someone who was there. Like all wars, I assume, there is absurdity, contradictions, unknown heros, small and big people that no one ever hears about. I have read a lot of books, fiction and non-fiction, about WWII and this book provided a colorful dynamic addition to all the thousands and thousands of books written on this subject. Where are all the Kurt Vonnegut's today? We need you so desperately.
I didn’t know what to expect from this book, I had never read Vonnegut before and truly didn't know what this book would be like, I had high expectations, though. I’ve read great praise for this book and it was frequently recommended to me. Normally I try to avoid having high expectations for authors I don’t know because I’m usually disappointed. This was certainly an exception.
This is a quite unique book. A kind of Sci-fi that I hadn’t read before but that I really liked. Vonnegut does an excellent job mixing history with war criticism and science fiction. It seemed to me an odd combination that didn’t appeal to me at first. It’s probably because of this unlikely combination that this book is so peculiar.
It was a hard reading when I started (maybe I wasn’t in the proper mood) but then it flowed quite easy, the story absorbed me. The main character is pretty interesting: a time traveler and yet, quite a normal American. A soldier, and optometrist and a time traveler. Not the best soldier, a well-known optometrist by chance and average in every aspect but for time travel, and the fact that he was abducted by aliens. Maybe the fact that he is quite a normal guy makes relatable a tale so unrelatable.
This is a Sci-fi book yes, but I think that, more importantly this is a book about war. This book tries to portray war from the perspective of a soldier who survived and how he experienced all the horrors of war. This book reminded me slightly of Johnny Got His Gun . War is a terrible thing, and those who pay the ultimate price are young naïve soldiers and innocent victims.

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