These feelings are what prompted Kurt Vonnegut to write as he did.

Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war novel because Vonnegut, the character, says it is in the first chapter, because it depicts the terrible long-term effects the war has on Billy, and because it exposes war's devastating practices....

And that is precisely why the dark humor of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

 The bombing of Dresden, Germany is why it took KurtVonnegut so long to write this book.
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Section Seven- A Conclusion It took Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The film version of Slaughterhouse-Five, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Valerie Perrine, Michael Sacks, and Ron Leibman, with a screenplay by Stephen Geller, was released by Universal in 1972. The film won a special jury prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.

Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, displays this theme.

Slaughterhouse-Five's numerous references to other books emphasize the multiplicity of Vonnegut's vision. The books, actual and fictional, that become part of Slaughterhouse-Five range from documentary studies such as The Bombing of Dresden and The Execution of Private Slovik through realistic portrayals such as Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage to Kilgore Trout's fantastic Maniacs in the Fourth Dimension . The stylistic conflict between these books echoes the novel's examination of fact, fancy, and the place of art in society.

Over the next 17 years, Vonnegut published 5 more novels, including Slaughterhouse-Five in 1969.
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Slaughterhouse-Five; Chapter 9; ..

Kurt Vonnegut was inspired by war to write Slaughterhouse-Five, which is a unique book referred to sometimes as a science fiction or semi-autobiographical novel.

Slaughterhouse Five Summary | GradeSaver

Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series were released in roughly the same timeframe as Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, none has held the same aura of respect and significance to the literary zeitgeist as Vonnegut's monumental masterpiece....

Slaughterhouse-Five Themes from LitCharts | The …

For instance, Kilgore Trout, the famous science fiction
writer in many of Kurt Vonnegut's works is seen here running
a newspaper delivery service.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE – Postmodern Literature

Tanner's analyzation of Slaughterhouse-Five, he
originally sees what most comprehend at the beginning of the
novel; that after witnessing the firebombing of Dresden, Billy
Pilgrim can not find a way to cope with the death and
destruction, so he creates the "Tralfamadorians".

A list of all the characters in Slaughterhouse-Five

In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-five, an optometrist named Billy Pilgrim becomes unstuck in time uncontrollably and constantly travels between his past, present, and future.

Slaughterhouse-Five Character Analysis - Course Hero

In any case, the character description, or lack
thereof, of Kurt Vonnegut is very simple, so he can convey his
feelings about the character immediately without having to list
every minute detail.