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Armageddon in Retrospect

Vonnegut, Kurt

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2008
ISBN 10: 0399155082 / ISBN 13: 9780399155086
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Title: Armageddon in Retrospect

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Second printing. Signed by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut, who wrote the introduction, on the title page: "Mark Vonnegut." A Cornell University Book Award, to M-- M-- and dated June 10, 2009, sticker on the verso of the front endpaper, else unmarked; spine square, corners unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95). Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004657

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Synopsis: Unabridged CDs ? 8 CDs, 10 hours

The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death?a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace, and humanity?s tendency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

Review: The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death--a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace, and humanity's tendency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Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace.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.

Read an Unreleased Kurt Vonnegut Story, "Guns Before Butter"

"Guns Before Butter," Kurt Vonnegut's story of hungry GIs held as prisoner of war in World War II in Dresden (a site of Vonnegut's best-known novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, and his own wartime imprisonment), was unpublished until its inclusion in Armageddon in Retrospect. Read the complete story here.

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