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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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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Vonnegut appears to reveal some feelings of shame at having been captured, which is interesting in light of his later courage of conviction about the uselessness of war. For people who have read Vonnegut and know what to expect, there is nothing much to add. But, in the not-so-surprising Vonnegut twist, the American commandant turns out to be just as unsympathetic and unstintingly oppressive.

In it, he gives us a vision of a world where Intelligent Design has run amok, and scientists are now tasked with trying to rid themselves of the Devil. He was not good at being an employee.

I would recommend this book. His entire life is pinned around his experience as a P. Start reading Armageddon in Retrospect on your Kindle in under a minute. If memory serves, not vnnegut could Brod not bear to burn the papers, he was convinced that the world needed to see them.

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The movie was also good, and fairly strange, like the book. My father mumbled a lot over crumpled paper and did not tend to share his retrrospect with his family as I was growing up.

From the Trade Paperback edition. My parents took their four boys, ages 18 months to 14 years, into our home and somehow he wrote Sirens of Titan, God Bless You, Mr. Some others are satirical, and deal with the losing side and the occupation, and a few others are just about the absurdity of the human collective. Even those who have read and fallen in love with Slaughterhouse Five would benefit from reading the essay as it contains a more pure and refined take on the tragedy than appears in the novel.

It was always important. The collection begins with a letter from his father in Germany to his family in America, following his release at the conclusion of the Second World War, five years before his first publication: Quotes from Armageddon in Ret Sep 12, Charlie Webster rated it really liked it. Stuff I loved about this book: Are there plans to publish it?

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Nonetheless, I dreaded this. Anyone who has read Slaughterhouse Five.

Retrospwct was the direct inspiration for Slaughterhouse-Five, his most famous book, and it informed all of his other work.


Read more Read less. They are skilled and wonderfully readable. Some may be skeptical of the quality of work because the book was collected and published posthumously, but there’s no need to fear that this is just another paycheck for the publisher.

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Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Presented in full color photographic facsimile, the letter sent by Private First Class Kurt Vonnegut to his family from a U.

It was really good. Rosewater and Slaughterhouse-Five ended: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Apr 01, Pages Buy. Jul 03, Steven Williams rated it liked it. However, this collection of short stories truly showed off his talent in sardonic humor and his ability to tell poignant and insightful war stories.

May 22, Steven Burt rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is the Second Book Kurt has put out since he died, why let death vonneggut in the way of a good career. The white seemed holy. Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition April 26, Language: I laughed and cried throughout it. Honestly, these stories seem to me to be some of the most frank and least funny stories I can’t remember reading by him.

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