Army chaplain's assistant Billy Pilgrim, did all that and more in Kurt Vonnegut
's antiwar and pro-time travel novel Slaughterhouse-Five, that welcome staple of high-school English courses whose golden anniversary is upon us.
Remembered an anthology of remiscences about American author Kurt Vonnegut
(1922-2007), who is best known for his best-selling, dark satire novel "Slaughterhouse Five".
Fifty years ago Kurt Vonnegut
published his bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five, which in myriad, inventive ways makes that point.
's views on religion seep through his works, such as Cat's Cradle, through the religion Bokonism which is based on the belief that all religions (including Bokonism) are lies but, at the same time it is a useful religion that sometimes offers profound insights into the human condition.
writes a letter to some students offering them a piece of advice to achieve a happy life: "Practise any art, music, singing, dancing, acting no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."
Summary: In publishing a "practical guide" to the global economy, American economic researcher Andrew Vonnegut
provides a toolset for better understanding the ways in which it is prone to be influenced by "big shifts." According to Vonnegut
, such shifts can be demographic or ecological, but can also involve issues related to inequality, information technology, and emerging...
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
(1969) I became a fan of Kurt Vonnegut
after reading this surreal and horrifying book.
Other visions of humanity's digital subjugation, like Kurt Vonnegut
's first novel Player Piano, are less spectacular--and much more likely.
Here, Brett begins a set of four chapters on the lasting effects of war within the discussion of postmodernism and World War II, each interpreted through Vonnegut
Later, the essay presents an example of the working of these two notions applied to Vonnegut
's well-known novel Slaughterhouse-Five.