KURT VONNECUT is a master of contemporary American literature. He is the author of eighteen highly acclaimed books and dozens of short stories and essays. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist"* with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."
SLAUCHTERHOUSE - FIVE is one of the world's great anti-war 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 are afraid to know.
"SPLENDID ART ... A FUNNY BOOK AT WHICH YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LAUGH, A SAD BOOK WITHOUT TEARS." - Wilfrid Sheed, Life
"VERY TOUGH AND VERY FUNNY ... SAD AND DELIGHTFUL ... VERY VONNEGUT." - The New York Times