Literary classic ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ turning 50, museum distributing copies of book


NEXT WEEK MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF A LITERARY CLASSIC.. WITH A LOCAL TIE. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE IS CONSIDERED TO BE INDIANAPOLIS AUTHOR KURT VONNEGUT’S BEST WORK *SCOT*) AND NOW THE ORGANIZATION KEEPING HIS LEGACY ALIVE IS MAKING SURE THE NEXT GENERATION HAS ACCESS TO THE BOOK NEWS 8’S JOE MELILLO IS HERE TO EXPLAIN… GOOD MORNING JOE! *JO*) SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE IS A SCIENCE FICTION-INFUSED ANTI-WAR NOVEL BY KURT VONNEGUT ABOUT THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCES AND JOURNEYS THROUGH TIME OF BILLY PILGRIM AND THE MUSUEM KEEPING VONNEGUT’S LEGACY IS HANDING OUT THOUSANDS OF COPIES OF THE BOOK TO STUDENTS THE BOOK IS A COMBINATION OF REAL LIFE WAR EVENTS, AND FICTIONAL PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS… INCLUDING TIME TRAVEL… MUCH OF THE WAR STORY WRITTEN INTO THE BOOK WERE EXPERIENCED IN REAL LIFE BY VONNEGUT WHEN HE SERVED OVERSEAS. I SPOKE WITH A FEW EXPERTS ON THE INFLUENCE IT HAD ON THE WORLD SINCE IT’S RELEASE IN 1969 WHAT MADE IT SO DIFFERENT WAS THE TRUTHFUL TELLING OF THE WAR EXPERIENCE.. SOMETHING OFTEN GLORIFIED AT THE TIME… AND WHEN IT CAME OUT DURING THE VIETNAM WAR IT ONLY MAGNIFIED THE INFLUENCE… CEO & FOUNDER OF THE VONNEGUT MUSEUM, JULIA WHITEHEAD SAYS SHE WANTS AS MANY INDIANA STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE TO READ THE BOOK ((5:48:31 THEYRE EXCITED ABOUT THE HISTORICAL ASPOECTS OF THE BOOK PLUS THE MORE SCIENCE FICTION ASPECTS BUT MORE THAN THAT IT GIVES THEM HOPE VONNEGUT WAS FROM HERE AND WENT OUT INTO THE WORLD AND DID SOME VERY IMPORTANT THINGS AND IT GIVES THEM HOPE FOR THEIR OWN FUTURES)) ((5:58:50 THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE NOVEL HE IS LAMPOONING TRADITIONALLY WAR STORIES THAT CELEBRATE WAR THAT CONVEY THIS IDEA THAT WAR HAS ORDER OR PUROPOUS THAT IT TURNS BOYS INTO MEN AND/// AND INSISTS AS HES TELLING THIS CRAZY STORY ABOUT ALIEN ABDUCTIONS AND TRALPHAMAGOIANS AND THE 4TH DEMNSION AND HE SAYS THERE MORE TRUTH IN THIS NOVEL ABOUT WAR THAN ANYTHING YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED BEFORE)) WHITHEAD SAYS SHE PLANS TO HAND OUT MORE THAN 86 THOUSAND COPIES OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE TO HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES ALL ACROSS THE STATE… THE MUSEUM IS IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING LOCATIONS THE ANNIVERSARY FOR THE RELEASE IS SUNDAY MARCH 31ST

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