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A Man Without a Country Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Dresden

Dresden is a German city where Kurt Vonnegut, and other American prisoners of war, were held during the infamous firebombing of Dresden by the British. Over 135,000 Germans died in a single night. Vonnegut's memories were the basis of one of his finest novels, Slaughterhouse-Five.

Humor/Comedy

Humor and comedy, by Vonnegut's definitions, are much more than they appear. Not only is good comedy material that makes you laugh, because it is linked to death and tragedy, but also a necessary self-defense mechanism that allows people to remain somewhat together in a really screwed-up world.

New York City

New York City is one of Kurt Vonnegut's places of residence. One chapter that discusses a daily routine he once enjoyed before the advent of computers focused solely on this location, including going to a post office located right by a United Nations. This is one of the longest sections...

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