Armageddon In Retrospect : Book by Kurt Vonnegut

Armageddon In Retrospect

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ISBN: 9780099524083    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 256        Language: English
First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, 'Armageddon in Retrospect' is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful...Read more
First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, 'Armageddon in Retrospect' is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humour, 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 short story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war, to a darker, more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. Also included are Vonnegut's last speech as well as an assortment of his artwork, with an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut. 'Armageddon in Retrospect' says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the writer.
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About the author: Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.(November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007), was a writer, lecturer and painter. First published in 1950, he went on to write fourteen novels,... Read more
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.(November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007), was a writer, lecturer and painter. First published in 1950, he went on to write fourteen novels, four plays, and three short story collections, in addition to countless works of short fiction and nonfiction. Mark Vonnegutis a son of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He is a pediatrician and the author of a memoir, 'The Eden Express'.
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Review:
Reads like a madcap Montaigne on acid" Metro "The most entertaining of American writers, almost a new Mark Twain...his words can travel on through time" Daily Mail "The wittiest man since Groucho...Read more
Reads like a madcap Montaigne on acid" Metro "The most entertaining of American writers, almost a new Mark Twain...his words can travel on through time" Daily Mail "The wittiest man since Groucho Marx and the wisest since Karl Marx" The Times "Imbued with the innocence, empathy, and kindness that always seemed central to Vonnegut's sensibility" -- Lionel Shriver Financial Times "(Vonnegut) was a splendid preacher of American populism at its most radical...always funny and sometimes refreshingly vulgar" Independent
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