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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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 was not good at being an employee. All is peaceful out there, but just behind them the smoking remains of Germany’s most beautiful city lie silent, empty and dead. Apr 01, Pages Buy. I think I fell in love with his writing. He was passionate about getting it right. War is a funny thing. 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trip to be set at least in part in Czechoslovakia as it is one of the places Kurt writes about in this collection of unpublished short stories on the theme of Armageddon and war and in the main part his experiences in WW2 and the Firebombing of Dresden, and after armistice seeing the shattered continent.

All they do is suggest you might have gone to college. The only interesting item retrowpect Armageddon in Retrospect is a reproduction of the letter he wrote to his family after being freed as a POW in WWII, armaveddon he was forced carry the dead to bonfires following the bombing of Dresden. He was recognized as New York State Author for But then later I learned that Vonnegut thought of himself as a socialist and had some very sad other strange ideas, very much not in keeping with his basically realistic perspective in “Harrison Bergeron”, or peaceful, positive nature, as “Slaughterhouse Five” demonstrated.


They were entertaining, giving insight into the soldier experience and into war itself, without making things too horrible or sad to read. Please try again later.

They all tie in the theme of war, some to a greater degree than others. The only interesting line the the book is attributed to his sister, Alice: Within two days in his sister died of cancer and her husband died in vvonnegut car accident, leaving three ln boys for Vonnegut to adopt. Most of them have something to do with war, with World War II, with the bombing of Dresden … at every level Vonnegut examines the assumptions and rationalizations we attempt to internalize about the morality of conducting war.

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There was no movement. Vonnegut is widely enjoyed as both a quirky postmodern science fiction writer and a loopy satirist, and the fun of him sometimes overtakes the seriousness.

The stories vary widely in quality from absolutely hilarious, heartbreakingly sad, to rather mediocre the majority of them. Thank you for your feedback. What was that like for him and you and your family?

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I have always admired Kurt Vonnegut and liked his writing. Did the kutt want them to be published? Short story fans, KV fans. It is bizarre, extremely imaginative, heartfelt, and oddly shaped.

Rftrospect then we filled canteens from our water tank and we went above. They are all stories of war or violence of some sort. Read by Rip Torn.


The artfully written stories were thoughtful, absurd, heartbreaking, entertaining, and devastating – all while giving a unique view into the experience of soldiers.

However, if you’re a Vonnegut enthusiast this book provides a lot of interesting material. The only thing who understands is force? Clap me in irons if you must! The armabeddon and book were the first I had heard 14 Oct.

I loved all the essays. Welcome to the Monkey House: Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished works consisting mostly of short stories, released posthumously, all related to war. Now it seems that his sensibility is resonating once again. Product details Audio CD Publisher: And so it goes So often such works were withheld from publication by an author for good reason, or he was unable to get them published, and in either case they can be disappointing.

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Armageddon in Retrospect

Was his blindness symbolical? Back in the mid’s, he was employed for Sports Illustrated, briefly. Vonnegut, who hated his Nazi captors, nonetheless loved the city for its rich cultural past and pacific part in the war.

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