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“Art Out of Cataclysm.” Host Renee Montagne. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. 10 Sept. 2003.

As part of a series of interviews with artists entitled “Art out of Cataclysm,” Vonnegut addresses the process of making sense out of his experiences in World War II through writing. The creation of Slaughterhouse-Five was central to that process. Also, he discusses how the political climate of the late 1960s freed him to write the novel.

“Interview with Kurt Vonnegut.” Fresh Air. Host Terry Gross. National Public Radio. WHYY, 13 May 1986.

Vonnegut discusses in greater detail how he survived the bombing of Dresden and how he came to write Slaughterhouse-Five.

Kazin, Alfred. “The War Novel from Mailer to Vonnegut,” Saturday Review, 6 Feb 1971: 13-15, 36.

Pencak, William, ed. Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009.

Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. New York: Scribner, 1995.


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