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by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Resources

Film and Theater Productions

Slaughterhouse-Five, 1972

This film version stars a bunch of people we've never heard of.

Slaughterhouse-Five, the Opera

Seriously. Vonnegut wasn't too thrilled.

Slaughterhouse-Five, the Play

Wonder if Vonnegut went to the premiere?


Jon Stewart Interviews Vonnegut

When Vonnegut died two years after this 2005 interview, Jon Stewart paid tribute to him at the end of an episode by putting up a screen that read, "So it goes."

PBS Interview with Kurt Vonnegut

A tribute to Vonnegut that aired after his death in 2007.

A Subtitled Serbian Production of the Play

The steady-cam makes us a little seasick. Also, why so serious?

"Visiting Slaughterhouse-Five in Germany"

This guy goes to the original slaughterhouse where Vonnegut was a prisoner of war.


Kurt Vonnegut Smiling

Aww, he looks cheery!


"15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has or Will"

The Onion A.V. Club does good work: these excerpts from Vonnegut's novels really give us a broad sense of his work as a whole. Of course, this list includes one of the most famous three-word quotes of all time, taken from Slaughterhouse-Five: "So it goes."

Vonnegut's Official Biography

This biography provides some details about Vonnegut's life and also focuses on his development as a visual artist. Two of his own illustrations make it into Slaughterhouse-Five: Billy Pilgrim's dream tombstone and Montana Wildhack's breasts with her locket hanging between them.

The Banning of Slaughterhouse-Five

As you might expect, with all its sex, violence, and religious skepticism, Slaughterhouse-Five has often been banned, including in many school libraries.

"How to Write With Style"

Kurt Vonnegut tells us directly how to write with style. We know we're taking notes on this one. [PDF file]

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