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Slaughter-house five [electronic resource]. Kurt Vonnegut.

Vonnegut, Kurt. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780795302626 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9780795311987 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: ebook.
  • Publisher: New York : RosettaBooks, 2002.

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Summary, etc.: 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 Pos...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
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Subject: Fiction.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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