Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

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  • Essays,
  • Literary Collections / Essays,
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  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10175953M
ISBN 100399155082
ISBN 109780399155086

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A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously. To describe the book’s structure in musical terms, Armageddon in Retrospect is a theme-and-variations composition.

Vonnegut’s letter ofand. The experience led Vonnegut to write another essay entitled, “Armageddon in Retrospect.” Like his most famous book, Slaughterhouse Five, the essay is noteworthy for the author’s awareness that language is inadequate for the reality Armageddon in Retrospect book seeks to convey.

Calling it a retrospect to Armageddon is telling: it means that Armageddon is not an event. 'Armageddon' Reveals Unpublished Vonnegut Work April 1, • Armageddon in Retrospect is the first collection of unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., who died at age 84 in April   ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT AND OTHER NEW AND UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS ON WAR AND PEACE Following an introduction by the author’s son Mark, the book opens with a letter former POW Vonnegut wrote to let his family know that he was alive.

It is a masterpiece of understatement and concealment suffused with the rage that. The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five —a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject of war and peace.

A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings. Imbued with Vonnegut's /5(43). What other book might you compare Armageddon in Retrospect to and why. This book contains the foundational thought that went into writing Slaughterhouse Five.

The two short novella's in the book seemed to be Vonnegut working though his ideas. Armageddon in Retrospect and Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace was published exactly one year after Kurt Junior Vonnegut’s death on Ap It’s a diverse collection: a moving 10 page introduction by his son Mark, a horrifically blunt 3 page letter from Kurt to his family, dated – written in Germany right after the war, a speech he /5(30).

Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut’s trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II—an essay that is as timely today as it was then—to a painfully funny short story about.

The speech is the most Vonnegutian thing in this book. It is better than the various antiwar short stories included, at least one of which, a. Kurt Vonnegut's experiences as a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany - the inspiration for his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five - still bear heavily on his mind in Armageddon in Retrospect, a posthumous collection of 12 short stories and observations assembled and introduced by his son, pediatrician and memoirist Mark Vonnegut.

As in most of his celebrated writings, Vonnegut. Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished short stories and articles.

The collection has been compiled posthumously by his son Mark Vonnegut, ostensibly as a tribute to his late father and to commemorate the first anniversary of the author's death.

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Even so, most of the work collected in Armageddon in Retrospect is a long way from being as “imbued with his trademark humor” as the jacket copy claims, suggesting that even Vonnegut started out thinking writers need to sound solemn to be serious.

Let’s all be grateful he learned better. Only his devotees are sure to find this book. APA Citation (style guide). Vonnegut, K. Armageddon in retrospect, and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace. New York: Putnam. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide).

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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. Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five—a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject of war and peace. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings.

Imbued 3/5. Armageddon In Retrospect About book: Hanged by Robert the Horrible, a friend of William the Conqueror, they boxed the compass with fishy eyes. North, east, south, west, and north again, there was no hope for the kind, the poor, and the thoughtful.

Across the road from the gibbet lived Elmer the woodcutter, his wife Ivy, and Ethelbert, his ten-year-old son. Armageddon In Retrospect opens with an introduction written by Mark Vonnegut, providing a brief glimpse into the writing habits and lifestyle of his father.

The book includes a written copy of Vonnegut’s speech presented at Butler University’s Clowes Hall. Always a joker, this speech provides a taste of some of the vintage Vonnegut sense of. Armageddon In Retrospect features 11 short stories on war, along with an early letter home from Vonnegut, a speech he wrote but died before delivering, and an introduction by his son, Mark.

The speech and the introduction come closest to Vonnegut's style: short paragraphs, lots of empty space, and a complete lack of : Zack Handlen. The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five—a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject of war and peace.

A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings/5(17).

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five—a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject of war and peace.

A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings.

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The book includes an introduction by Mark Vonnegut, a letter from Kurt to his family about his experiences as an American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. Armageddon in Retrospect: : Kurt Vonnegut: Books.

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