Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five Letter

January 24, 2010

Check out the letter below. This is a letter that Kurt Vonnegut wrote while a POW in Dresden’s Slaughterhouse Five. Ultimately the events in Dresden lead to the novel, Slaughterhouse Five that brought international acclaim to the author. The letter is something that Vonnegut wanted to send to his family to ally any fears they had about his safety as a POW.

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As you can see he had a lot to write about in that novel and he had the gift of the written word from such an early age. It is why he remains one of the greatest American authors for all of time.


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