Slaughterhouse Five

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ISBN: 9780440339069
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Number of pages: 288
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Slaughterhouse Five in PDF and EPUB 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 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Slaughterhouse five Or The Children s Crusade

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ISBN: 0385333846
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 275
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House LLC

Download and read online Slaughterhouse five Or The Children s Crusade in PDF and EPUB 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

Cat s Cradle

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ISBN: 0307567273
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Number of pages: 304
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Cat s Cradle in PDF and EPUB Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summary and Analysis of Slaughterhouse Five

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ISBN: 9781504044028
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Number of pages: 30
Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Summary and Analysis of Slaughterhouse Five in PDF and EPUB So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Slaughterhouse-Five tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Kurt Vonnegut’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: Kurt Vonnegut’s New York Times–bestselling novel is one of the twentieth century’s great anti-war novels. It tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, an American soldier in World War II, who survives the firebombing of Dresden. More than a satire of the effects of war, Slaughterhouse-Five is journey through space and time, challenging our perceptions of humanity, free will, and the universe itself. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

From Here to Eternity

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ISBN: 9780141393230
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Number of pages: 704
Author: James Jones
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online From Here to Eternity in PDF and EPUB 'I'll never understand the fucking Army.' Prew won't conform. He could have been the best boxer and the best bugler in his division, but he chooses the life of a straight soldier in Hawaii under the fierce tutelage of Sergeant Milt Warden. When he refuses to box for his company for mysterious reasons, he is given 'The Treatment', a relentless campaign of physical and mental abuse. Meanwhile, Warden wages his own campaign against authority by seducing the Captain's wife Karen - just because he can. Both men are bound to the Army, even though it may destroy them. Published here in its uncensored, original version, From Here to Eternity is a raw, electrifying account of the soldier's life in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor-of men who are trained to fight the enemy, but cannot resist fighting each other.

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five

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ISBN: 0764191233
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Number of pages: 110
Author: William Bly
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five in PDF and EPUB A guide to reading "Slaughterhouse Five" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Sarajevo Marlboro

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ISBN: 9781935744733
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Number of pages: 195
Author: Miljenko Jergovic
Publisher: Archipelago

Download and read online Sarajevo Marlboro in PDF and EPUB Miljenko Jergovic’s remarkable début collection of stories, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him wide acclaim throughout Europe. Croatian by birth, Jergovic ? spent his childhood in Sarajevo and chose to remain there throughout most of the war. A dazzling storyteller, he brings a profoundly human, razor-sharp understanding of the fate of the city’s young Muslims, Croats, and Serbs with a subterranean humor and profoundly personal vision. Their offbeat lives and daily dramas in the foreground, the killing zone in the background.

The Undeclared War between Journalism and Fiction

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ISBN: 9781137353481
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Number of pages: 250
Author: D. Underwood
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Undeclared War between Journalism and Fiction in PDF and EPUB In this volume, Doug Underwood asks whether much of what is now called literary journalism is, in fact, 'literary,' and whether it should rank with the great novels by such journalist-literary figures as Twain, Cather, and Hemingway, who believed that fiction was the better place for a realistic writer to express the important truths of life.

Book Life

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ISBN: 9781631062971
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Number of pages: 208
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

Download and read online Book Life in PDF and EPUB Keep a record of the books you love, the books you want to read, and so much more! Book Life: A Reader's Journal is filled with places for you to record everything about the books you read to help you remember them for years to come. The compact size is perfect for tucking into a bag or purse and taking along wherever your literary journey leads. Document your reading experiences using the blank templates in the Book Log section and create a wish list of books you'd like to read. You'll even find pages featuring places for booklovers to visit, including literary pilgrimages and iconic bookstores. Jot down passages that inspired you on the quotes page and keep track of the books you borrow and loan out. Book lists containing prize winning books and authors, including The Modern Library 100 best twentieth-century novels and nonfiction; the National Book Award for fiction and nonfiction; the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and nonfiction; the Man Booker Prize; the Nobel Prize in Literature; the New York Public Library's most borrowed books; Oprah's Book Club; Oprah's Book Club 2.0, will help you discover new reading materials to put on your wish list. This journal, beautifully illustrated by artist Lisa Perrin, is the perfect tool to keep your thoughts and titles organized and is a great keepsake to share with friends.

Heart of Darkness

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ISBN: 9780679641247
Release Date: 2000-10-31
Number of pages: 176
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Modern Library

Download and read online Heart of Darkness in PDF and EPUB 'Heart of Darkness,' which appeared at the very beginning of our century, 'was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence,' wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century's most enduring--and harrowing--works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, 'His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.'

Slaughterhouse five

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105034351283
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 118
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher: Twayne Pub

Download and read online Slaughterhouse five in PDF and EPUB Describes the background of Slaughterhouse-Five, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five

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ISBN: 9781438128740
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 192
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse five in PDF and EPUB Presents a collection of critical essays about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five.

Sophie s Choice

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ISBN: 9781936317172
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Number of pages: 560
Author: William Clark Styron
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Sophie s Choice in PDF and EPUB This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (The Washington Post Book World). Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, Sophie’s Choice centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever. Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

The Old Wives Tale

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ISBN: 9788892559943
Release Date: 2016-02-28
Number of pages:
Author: Arnold Bennett
Publisher: Arnold Bennett

Download and read online The Old Wives Tale in PDF and EPUB English novelist. Bennett believed that ordinary people had the potential to be the subject of interesting books. In this respect, an influence which Bennett himself acknowledged was the French writer Maupassant whose "Une Vie" inspired "The Old Wives' Tale". Maupassant is also one of the writers on whom Richard Larch, the protagonist of Bennett's first (and obviously semi-autobiographical) novel, A Man from the North, tries in vain to model his own writing. In 1908 The Old Wives' Tale was published and was an immediate success throughout the English-speaking world. Contemporary critics — Virginia Woolf in particular — perceived weaknesses in his work. To her and other Bloomsbury authors, Bennett represented the "old guard" in literary terms. His style was traditional rather than modern, which made him an obvious target for those challenging literary conventions. For much of the 20th Century, Bennett's work was tainted by this perception; it was not until the 1990s that a more positive view of his work became widely accepted. The noted English critic John Carey praises him, declaring Bennett to be his "hero" because his writings "represent a systematic dismemberment of the intellectuals' case against the masses".

Slaughterhouse Five

Filename: slaughterhouse-five.pdf
ISBN: 0905712471
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 862
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Xs Books

Download and read online Slaughterhouse Five in PDF and EPUB A collection of stories by Kurt Vonnegut.