Slaughterhouse Five Or The Children S Crusade Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2009-08-11
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0440339065
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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.” 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. “Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.”—The Boston Globe


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
Release : 1999
Page : 275
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385333846
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Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 1969
Page : 186
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385312083
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Billy Pilgrim, a chaplain's assistant during the Second World War, returns home only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 1991
Page : 215
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0440180295
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Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Gemans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore.


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
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Release : 1953
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-10-06
Page : 177
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781784871345
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"Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know."


Author : Kurt Vonnegut (Jr.)
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Release : 1970
Page : 143
Category : World War, 1939-1945
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher : Everbind
Release : 2009-07-01
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ISBN 13 : 9780884833970
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From the World War II firebombing of Dresden to the distant planet called Tralfamadore, follow Billy Pilgrim in his pilgrimage toward hope.


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher :
Release : 1986
Page : 142
Category : American fiction
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 80
Category : American drama
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Author : Christopher Beha
Publisher : Tin House Books
Release : 2020-05-05
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1947793926
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“A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. . . .This is a novel to savor.”- Colum McCann Through baseball, finance, media, and religion, Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. What makes a life, Sam Waxworth sometimes wondered—self or circumstance? On the day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for the Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A data journalist and recent media celebrity—he correctly forecast every outcome of the 2008 election—Sam knows a few things about predicting the future. But when projection meets reality, life gets complicated. His first assignment for the Interviewer is a profile of disgraced political columnist Frank Doyle, known to Sam for the sentimental works of baseball lore that first sparked his love of the game. When Sam meets Frank at Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, he finds himself unexpectedly ushered into Doyle’s crumbling family empire. Kit, the matriarch, lost her investment bank to the financial crisis; Eddie, their son, hasn’t been the same since his second combat tour in Iraq; Eddie’s best friend from childhood, the fantastically successful hedge funder Justin Price, is starting to see cracks in his spotless public image. And then there’s Frank’s daughter, Margo, with whom Sam becomes involved—just as his wife, Lucy, arrives from Wisconsin. While their lives seem inextricable, none of them know how close they are to losing everything, including each other. Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making.


Author : Kurt Vonnegut (Jr.)
Publisher :
Release : 1973
Page : 143
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
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Category : World War, 1939-1945
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Eric Simonson
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Release : 2009
Page : 80
Category : American drama
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Author : Курт Воннегут
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 254
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN 13 : 9785992505665
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Книга предназначена для учащихся языковых вузов и всех любителей англоязычной литературы


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Release : 1983
Page : 143
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 275
Category : Book clubs (Discussion groups)
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"One of the world's great antiwar books, an American classic, 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"--Cover p. [4].


Author : Kevin Powers
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2012-09-11
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316219355
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Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.


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Release : 2015
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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher :
Release : 1964
Page : 190
Category : Science fiction
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