Armageddon in Retrospect

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humour, the pieces range from a visceral non-fiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden - to a painfully funny short story about three soldiers and their fantasies of the perfect meal.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Vonnegut continues to do what he does best from beyond the grave - poke fun at the tragedy of the human condition. Wonder why these works remained unpublished until after his death. We shall see Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

This was an interesting compilation, but I felt as if the material was more a collection of musings and short stories than essays and short lectures. As a whole, there were moments when I was struck ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 Vonnegut is a son of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He is a pediatrician and the author of a memoir, The Eden Express.

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