Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the past century, died in New York City on April 11, He was the New York Times bestselling . The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest. 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.

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He also realizes that there is nothing funny about war.

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This book has restored my faith in Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. Which brings be back to “Armageddon in Retrospect. The products themselves were interesting but less important than the trying. It was also the second book of our trip to be set at least in part in Czechoslovakia as it is one of the places Kurt writes about in this collection of unpublished short stories on the t Armageddon In Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut I read this in about 48 hours in Prague and was perfect to be read whilst sitting on our window ledge overlooking the Old Town Square and opposite the Astronomical Clock.


Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace by Kurt Vonnegut

Sep 20, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Armageddon in Retrospect. My favorite of all is how they follow a theme. This is particularly true, like I mentioned, if the work had been around for atmageddon while but, for whatever reason, was not published.

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And every squeak was echoed loudly. The speech was delivered by his son, and probably would have made a better end to the title, rather than the awkward Armageddon because it channels Kurt Vonnegut’s voice so well.

He was awed by the majesty of the column of fire, which was at least eight miles in diameter and fifty miles high. English Choose a language for shopping. He was captured in his first battle and spent the last year of the conflict in a Nazi prison camp in Dresden. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Looking for More Great Reads?

Vonnegut had a way of making the bleakest thought seem insanely funny. They guy was kinda wacky, not really into being consistently consistent, but with a heart of gold. The remarks are bizarre, disjointed, and funny; the essays, deeply critical and compassionate; the stories, a brilliant blend of all.


I remembered Vonnegut being funny and clever. He considers this at first to be armagwddon cause for celebration and hope: But don’t look for hope.

Armageddon in Retrospect

Vonnegut and his fellow prisoners remained in Dresden for the aftermath, dragging corpses mostly women and children, since the German men were all fighting from the ruins. It wasn’t, I suspect, so much that he hated the world, more that the world had let him down, and this farewell volume has left me with sympathy, affection, admiration and gratitude, but without much hope.

It’s as if he lets an artistic facade down and reveals his personal thoughts and feelings in these stories. Return to Book Page.

Clap me in irons if you must! I loved the forward by his son. Apr 06, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Refresh and try again. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. As for Kurt Vonnegut, every book he wrote had Dresden sketched into some corner somewhere.