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Armageddon in Retrospect

And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace


Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons


Language:English | Number of Pages: 232 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0399155082 | Isbn-13: 9780399155086 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback , eBook , Others

Category: Biography , History , Non-fiction

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Book Description
The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death—a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace, and humanity’s tendency toward violence.

Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace.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 three Army 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, and 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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    Kurt Vonnegut raccontato dal figlio e i suoi ultimi discorsi: insegna l'arte di scrivere di un grande umorista e pensatore moderno. Racconti brevi sull'assurdità nella vita quotidiana e nelle guerre.

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