Welshman Eric Grisdale was born in Caernarvon in 1920. He started work as a clerk but when the war came Eric joined the RAF and became a bomber pilot. 2,134 more words
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Believe it or not, I had never read much Kurt Vonnegut.
I know, it’s shocking to imagine, since basically every college-age aspiring writer in existence has read his work and has his aphorisms at the very least memorized, if not tattooed on their flesh. 973 more words
You know Billy Pilgrim as the time-traveling optometrist, married to the wealthy and huge Valencia Merble, who survived the firebombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war. 305 more words
Slaughterhouse-Five is the semi-autobiographical account of the firebombing of Dresden, Germany by the British and American air forces in February 1945. The destruction of this non-military city so late in the war is still controversial today, and that controversy is central to Vonnegut’s novel. 231 more words