Armageddon in Retrospect

Armageddon in Retrospect

And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

Book - 2008
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Published on the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death in April 2007, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Written with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II-a piece that is as timely today as it was then-to a painfully funny story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war; to a darker and more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. This is a volume that says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the man who wrote it. Also included here is Vonnegut's last speech, as well as an assortment of his drawings, and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399155086
Branch Call Number: 818 VON
Characteristics: 232 p. : col. ill.

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Nov 29, 2010

Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for pe...more Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for peace, nothing will.

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