Based on his experiences as a POW during the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is (rightfully) considered a modern literary masterpiece. Kurt Vonnegut made multiple attempts to start Slaughterhouse-Five. Kurt Vonnegut credits Iowa's writing program for rekindling his love of literature. Kurt Vonnegut's public speaking engagements helped Slaughterhouse-Five earn its rave reviews. Slaughterhouse-Five was banned in schools in the 1970s ...Slaughterhouse-Five was banned from Oakland County, Michigan, public schools in 1972.