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Slaughterhouse 5 The Children's Crusade - A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut
  

Slaughterhouse 5 The Children's Crusade - A Duty-Dance with Death

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Slaughterhouse 5 The Children's Crusade - A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut

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.

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Marvellous...the writing is pungent, the antics uproarious, the wit as sharp as a hypodermic needle Daily Telegraph A work of keen literary artistry -- Joseph Heller The individuality of Vonnegut's style is a curious yet perfect match for the pain of the emotional content. A humane, human book that always remains a work of art rather than biography, no matter how apparent the author's presence -- Kate Atkinson A laughing prophet of doom New York Times Unique -- Doris Lessing


About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut was born in 1922 in Indianapolis. He studied biochemistry and anthropology at Cornell University, but his education was interrupted by the Second World War. He was a PoW in Dresden during the infamous firebombing of the city. Upon return to the US, he started writing, publishing his first SF story in 1950. Player Piano was his first SF novel, published in 1952. He gained popularity during the 1960s with novels such as God Bless You, Mr Rosewater (1965). After publishing his novel Hocus Pocus in 1990, he retired as a writer, declaring that he had nothing more to say – that is until 1997 when he wrote Timequake.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th October 1991

Author

Kurt Vonnegut

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099800200

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