Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty-dance with death
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(6)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(1)
Published:
New York : Dell, [1969].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
215 pages ; 18 cm.
Status:
Description
"A desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century."-- Time 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 Vonnegut describes as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he himself witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines science fiction, autobiography, humor, historical fiction, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber's son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. Billy, like Vonnegut, experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW, and, as with Vonnegut, it is the defining moment of his life. Unlike the author, he also experiences time travel, or coming "unstuck in time." Billy Pilgrim's odyssey reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most. Praise for Slaughterhouse-Five "Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement." -- The Boston Globe "Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut." -- New York Times "Splendid art . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears." -- Life
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
ASU Main (3rd floor)
PS3572.O5 S6 1969
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
0440180295, 9780440180296, 0808514571, 9780808514572
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
850

Notes

General Note
"A Laurel book."
Description
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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Vonnegut, K. (1969). Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty-dance with death. New York: Dell.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Vonnegut, Kurt. 1969. Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance With Death. New York: Dell.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Vonnegut, Kurt, Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance With Death. New York: Dell, 1969.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance With Death. New York: Dell, 1969. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
2a05f22a-72fe-4f8b-5bd6-d331dbe00c58
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeDec 04, 2018 01:46:02 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 23, 2020 01:09:37 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01960cam a2200457Ia 4500
001ocm50952280
003OCoLC
00520131018163416.0
008021107t19691969nyu           000 1 eng d
019 |a 25579932|a 28073471
020 |a 0440180295
020 |a 9780440180296
020 |a 0808514571
020 |a 9780808514572
035 |a (OCoLC)50952280|z (OCoLC)25579932|z (OCoLC)28073471
040 |a BLP|b eng|c BLP|d OCLCQ|d PUL|d VYM|d BAKER|d OCLCQ|d OKP|d AZFX8|d EYP|d BDX|d ZCU|d CLZ
049 |a CLZA
050 4|a PS3572.O5|b S6 1969
1001 |a Vonnegut, Kurt.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79062641.
24510|a Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade :|b a duty-dance with death /|c by Kurt Vonnegut.
24630|a Children's crusade.
264 1|a New York :|b Dell,|c [1969]
264 3|c [1991?]
264 4|c ?1969.
300 |a 215 pages ;|c 18 cm.
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier.
500 |a "A Laurel book."
520 |a 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.
650 0|a World War, 1939-1945|v Fiction.|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87008024.
655 7|a Fiction.|2 lcgft|0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026339.
907 |a .b25622328|b multi|c -|d 050421|e 181105
998 |a as|a ws|b 131021|c m|d a |e -|f eng|g nyu|h 0|i 0
948 |a MARCIVE August, 2017
948 |a MARCIVE extract Aug 5, 2017
994 |a 01|b CLZ
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2017.08
989 |a PS3572.O5 S6 1969|d as|b 1010002111491|e 04-13-2017 8:18|f  - - |g - |h 7|i 3|j 18|k 131021|l $0.00|m  |n 06-02-2017 16:10|o -|p 61|q 61|t 0|x 0|1 .i8005268x
908 |a .o21009818
988 |a .o21009818|c 1|j wsst |f b|k a|x 050222|y 050318|z  |3 -|l wsst