The Birth of Slaughterhouse Five

Submitted by Great Western Dragon on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 16:30
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A young private first class by the name of Kurt Vonnegut wandered into the POW Repatriation Camp in Le Havre, France and wrote his family a letter.

"I'm told that you were probably never informed that I was anything other than 'missing in action,'" he began. "That leaves me a lot of explaining to do."

And so began the origins of his masterpeice, Slaughterhouse Five. Salon has the story and information about a new collection of his writings on war and peace.

Poo-tee-weet.