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Is Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five an allegory of what would now be called PTSD?

Is Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five an allegory of what would now be called PTSD? Would ‘allegory’ be the correct terminology here?
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Was the Tralfamadorian view of time based on a real metaphysical position?

I was reading Metaphysics: a Very Short Introduction and encountered the following paragraph in the discussion on time: One may have some attraction towards coupling this Aristotelian view with ...
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How did Billy Pilgrim know the manner and time of his death?

In Slaughterhouse Five, the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, suffers from PTSD caused by the mental trauma of having been in the war. He deals with this by imagining that he has come unstuck in time and ...
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What is the purpose of aliens and time travel in Slaughterhouse-Five?

I think it must have something to do with the subject of free will and how war can mess up one's head. What do you think?