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In slaughterhouse five, kurt vonnegut explains his experience of the world war ii bombing of dresden, germany vonnegut's creative antiwar novel shows the audience the hardships of the life of a soldier through his writing technique. American author kurt vonnegut combined satiric social commentary and black comedy with surrealist and science fictional elements his best known works are player piano (1952), cat's cradle (1963), slaughterhouse-five (1969 film, 1972), and breakfast of champions (1973) known for his outspoken.
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