The Resource Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

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Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death
Title
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade
Title remainder
a duty-dance with death
Statement of responsibility
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. 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 boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy-and humor
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DLC
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Vonnegut, Kurt
Dewey number
  • Fic
  • 813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
S6 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Children and war
  • Historical fiction
Label
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • LC copy in dust jacket.
  • Source: Copyright deposit, Mar. 11, 1994.
  • "A fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod (and smoking too much), who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale. This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from. Peace."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29960763
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Twenty fifth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780385312080
Lccn
94171120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29960763
Label
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • LC copy in dust jacket.
  • Source: Copyright deposit, Mar. 11, 1994.
  • "A fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod (and smoking too much), who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale. This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from. Peace."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29960763
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Twenty fifth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780385312080
Lccn
94171120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29960763

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