Tuesday, February 13, 2007

February 13 in Literature

Snagged from ReadySteadyBook , on the evening of this day in 1945, British and U.S. planes began the 48-hour bombing of Dresden, Germany. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is the most famous fictional record of what resulted -- a firestorm that destroyed 85% of the city and killed 135,000 people.

1 comment:

Sanjay said...

I have to read about the fire bombing of Dresden. All I know is that it was bad.
Re your comment at Lotus's place about Ethiopians and Eritreans, you are right. My comment from there is below.

Nyssaneala...

You may be right about the Ethiopian- Eritrean divide. It sort of bothered me that I said Cafe Adulis had both cuisines listed. That is what I thought I had seen. Then I recalled that in my last visit to New Haven, I did a walking tour of all the restaurants we used to haunt. So I went back and looked at the pictures. And you know what you are right. Cafe Adulis now calls itself an Eritrean Mediterranean eating establishment.
So apologies are in order to you for my mis-characterization.