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Slaughterhouse-Five
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Adapted for a magnificent George Roy Hill film three years later (perhaps the only film adaptation of a masterpiece which exceeds its source), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW, who has in the later stage of his life become "unstuck in time" and who experiences at will (or unwillingly) all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously. Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralmafadorians who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence). The "unstuck" nature of Pilgrim's experience may constitute an early novelistic use of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; then again, Pilgrim's aliens may be as "real" as Dresden is real to him. Struggling to find some purpose, order or meaning to his existence and humanity's, Pilgrim meets the beauteous and mysterious Montana Wildhack (certainly the author's best character name), has a child with her and drifts on some supernal plane, finally, in which Kilgore Trout, the Tralmafadorians, Montana Wildhack and the ruins of Dresden do not merge but rather disperse through all planes of existence. 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 shattering a war fiction as Catch-22, with which it stands as the two signal novels of their riotous and furious decade.ABOUT THE AUTHORKurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is one of the most beloved American writers of the twentieth century. Vonnegut's audience increased steadily since his first five pieces in the 1950s and grew from there. His 1968 novel Slaughterhouse-Five has become a canonic war novel with Joseph Heller's Catch-22 to form the truest and darkest of what came from World War II.Vonnegut began his career as a science fiction writer, and his early novels--Player Piano and The Sirens of Titan--were categorized as such even as they appealed to an audience far beyond the reach of the category. In the 1960s, Vonnegut became closely associated with the Baby Boomer generation, a writer on that side, so to speak.Now that Vonnegut's work has been studied as a large body of work, it has been more deeply understood and unified. There is a consistency to his satirical insight, humor and anger which makes his work so synergistic. It seems clear that the more of Vonnegut's work you read, the more it resonates and the more you wish to read. Scholars believe that Vonnegut's reputation (like Mark Twain's) will grow steadily through the decades as his work continues to increase in relevance and new connections are formed, new insights made.ABOUT THE SERIESAuthor Kurt Vonnegut is considered by most to be one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His books Slaughterhouse-Five (named after Vonnegut's World War II POW experience) and Cat's Cradle are considered among his top works. RosettaBooks offers here a complete range of Vonnegut's work, including his first novel (Player Piano, 1952) for readers familiar with Vonnegut's work as well as newcomers.  read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five
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"Slaughterhouse-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 know.  read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five
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Slaughterhouse-Five Launched in November, Dell's Kurt Vonnegut reissue program continues with one of the world's great anti-war 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 are afraid to know. Full description  read more
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Slaughterhouse Five
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Paperback, Klett (Ernst) Verlag,Stuttgart  read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five
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"Slaughterhouse-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 know.  read more
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Slaughterhouse Five [DVD]
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Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks) has a problem with time: he keeps jumping about in his own life, principally between three key scenes. The "present" is a kind of glowing suburban bliss involving a dutiful wife, large house, and presidency of the local Lions; the "past" is being a prisoner of World War II and experiencing the firebombing of Dresden from the wrong side; the "future" takes place in a glass dome on the planet Tralfamadore, to which Billy has been mysteriously spirited along with the woman of his fantasies (Montana Wildhack, played by Valerie Perrine). It isn't meant to make too much sense, since the point is to represent a man (and a century) that has witnessed things too unbearable for a wholly sane person to make sense of. In fact author Kurt Vonnegut's anguished cry on the insanity of war is one of those completely unfilmable books, so director George Roy Hill gets points even for trying. The whole package is thought provoking in a wholly Vonnegutian way. All this, and Glenn Gould playing Bach as well. --Richard Farr  read more
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Slaughterhouse Five [DVD]
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Adaptation of the cult novel by Kurt Vonnegut. Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks) is a young soldier in the Second World War who is captured by the Germans and sent to a POW camp. On route, he witnesses the firebombing of Dresden, an event that unhinges his fixity in time and causes him to live his life simultaneously as a POW, an optician in present day America, and as an elderly abducted resident of an alien zoo on the planet Tralfamadore.  read more
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Lesson Plans Slaughterhouse-Five
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Slaughterhouse-Five lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.  read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
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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.  read more
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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: Bookmarked
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The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on a....  read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five: Shmoop Literature Guide
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Pages: 162, Paperback, Shmoop University Inc  read more
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Slaughterhouse
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Set in the decades of the 70s and 80s, Slaughterhouse portrays the rough and tumble meat packing business with its panoply of colorful characters. It traces the growth, trials and tribulations of one of the countrys largest meat packing companies, Kansas Packers, Inc. (KPI). Seen through the eyes of Jack Teague, an idealistic young lawyer from Chicago, the story begins with his being interviewed for the job of general counsel by company president Thor Karl Johansen at corporate headquarters on the plains of rural Kansas. Johansen explains that he is bringing automation to an antiquated industry, and his companys particular innovation is boxed beefa pre-fabrication process whereby a beef carcass is reduced to wholesale cuts, vacuum sealed in plastic bags (with the fat and bones removed) and placed in cardboard boxes for shipment. Through automation and job breakdown into relatively simple, repetitive tasks, KPI is able to use the unskilled labor of local farm boys to butcher meat at a fraction of the cost incurred by big city retailers and fabricators in New York, Chicago and elsewhere, which are stuck with high cost labor contracts and restrictive work rules. Naturally, this earns KPI the enmity of the Continental Packers Union (CPU), which represents not only highly paid retail butchers in the countrys major cities, but also the production line workers at competing packing companies. After a successful organizing drive at KPIs principal plant in Plainview, Kansas, the CPU calls a strike. At about the same time the U.S. Department of Justice comes after the company for an alleged violation of the antitrust laws. The strike turns violent, with dynamiting, shootings and the firebombing of the home of the new general counsel, Jack Teague. Caught among a paralyzing strike, restrictive contracts between the CPU and big city retailers that preclude the latter from buying boxed beef, and legal action by the government, KPI teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Desperate, Johansen turns to the wiles of a Mafia connected Chicago meat broker to break the union blockade of sales, while bringing in a labor contractor with a captive work force to cross the picket lines at Plainview and run the plant. Success by both the meat broker and the strikebreakers lead to serious unintended consequences.Although fictional, the novel is based upon actual events which fascinated readers of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal in the mid-70s as meat packing executives and union officials with alleged Mafia ties were indicted and brought to trial over mob infiltration of legitimate businesses, which were forced to pay tribute for the privilege of bringing cheap food to urban dwellers. In this regard the book may be compared to Primary Colors. In other respects, the book may be viewed as an updated version of Upton Sinclairs The Jungle.   read more
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Slaughterhouse
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Release Date: 2016-08-26, Audio CD, Blue Line  read more
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A Guide to Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
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Pages: 44, Paperback, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  read more
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CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides)
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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.  read more
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Barron's Book Notes: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five A lively, -in-depth discussion of SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life, as well as a glossary. Full description  read more
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Slaughterhouse
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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.  read more
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Kurt Vonnegut's
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Bamberg (Professur fr Amerikanistik), course: American Historiographic Metafiction, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The representation of history depends mainly on the perspective, attitude andcultural background of the beholder; which at the same time marks the major flaw ofhistoriography. One topic or event will never be identically described by two historians,even if they are given the very same materials and sources to work with. As a consequence,historiography can only try to create an image, as true and original as possible, but is neverable to depict everything that happened as it actually was in its full scope. So there wereand always will be fictional elements and interpretations in the reports and writings aboutpast events.This assumption leads us to historiographic metafiction, a style of writing thatemerged during the postmodern era. If there is fiction in scholarly historiography, where isthe difference between that and a novel that deals with history? This term paper will try togive an answer to that question and examine features and characteristics of historiographicmetafiction, which eventually will be applied to Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-Five. Inpostmodern literature and, of course, especially in historiographic metafiction, authorstried to find new ways of telling stories and particularly representing history. I will take acloser look at the narrative frame and especially the concept of time Vonnegut used in thenovel. But how is history represented in Slaughterhouse-Five? This will be the second partof the analysis that will attempt to find answers why Vonnegut wrote the novel the way hedid. The third part will deal with intertextual elements in the novel. All citations from thenovel and the pages indicated in brackets are taken from the edition cited below.  read more
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Slaughterhouse
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I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.  read more
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Slaughterhouse
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On the desert planet Uruk, a menace has emerged in the form of a reptiliod race that can be functionably invisible at need. Who are they? What are they? How do they do it? These questions are important, but more important to those sent to deal with them is how do you fight an enemy who is invisible until they attack? John Thornton has been sent to collect samples, or better yet a live prisoner, from a race that doesn't take prisoners or leave them. Captain Winter is working to improve life for the humans in his area of operations. Their missions converge at a local meat processing plant, and the battle has just begun. A short story for your entertainment.  read more
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