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Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut, New Edition (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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Synopsis:

- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism

- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index

- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

Synopsis:

Captured by Germans after World War II's Battle of the Bulge, soldier Kurt Vonnegut and other prisoners were taken to Dresden, Germany, where they were confined in a cement enclosure used for butchering livestock and called "Slaughterhouse-Five." Several weeks later, American and British planes firebombed Dresden, killing 135,000 civilians and leveling the city. Amazingly, the prisoners survived, by taking cover in an underground meat locker. Vonnegut spent two decades coming to grips with the experience, producing this classic American novel as his ultimate response to the ordeal. In this new collection of critical essays, students of literature will find information about the author's life and other works, an index for quick reference, notes on the contributing writers, and an introductory essay by noted literary scholar Harold Bloom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604135855
Author:
Bloom, Harold (edt)
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publications
Editor:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Subject:
Children s-Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New Hardcover
Series:
Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
9.30x6.20x.70 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
14-UP

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Product details 183 pages Chelsea House Publications - English 9781604135855 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism

- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index

- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.

"Synopsis" by , Captured by Germans after World War II's Battle of the Bulge, soldier Kurt Vonnegut and other prisoners were taken to Dresden, Germany, where they were confined in a cement enclosure used for butchering livestock and called "Slaughterhouse-Five." Several weeks later, American and British planes firebombed Dresden, killing 135,000 civilians and leveling the city. Amazingly, the prisoners survived, by taking cover in an underground meat locker. Vonnegut spent two decades coming to grips with the experience, producing this classic American novel as his ultimate response to the ordeal. In this new collection of critical essays, students of literature will find information about the author's life and other works, an index for quick reference, notes on the contributing writers, and an introductory essay by noted literary scholar Harold Bloom.
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