A firestorm is an amazing thing. The novel was a long time in the making, as Vonnegut claims in the autobiographical opening chapter: I would hate to tell you what this lousy little book cost me in money and anxiety and time.
Why us for that matter?
On Earth, humans believe that death is the most permanent thing, yet, on Tralfamadore, it is as insignificant as a blade of grass in the mountain landscape. After the war, he went back to Ilium and became a wealthy optometrist married to a huge wife named Valencia.
The stunning Frauenkirche, rebuilt partly with blackened stones from the rubble, imposes a heavy, Lutheran grandeur over the Old City. And how can we make society better for the future.
British historian Frederick Taylor used new access and insights, plus meticulously recreated firsthand accounts, to dispel some of the prevalent propaganda myths in his book Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, Bloomsbury When we came up the city was gone.
The book uses the massacre as a foundation of the main conflicts in the novel, with every other event, simply as fleeting as a passage of time. Dresden was unprotected.