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The Resource Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (overdrive ebook)

Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (overdrive ebook)

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Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace
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Armageddon in retrospect
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and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace
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Kurt Vonnegut
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eng
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To be published on the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Armageddon in retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace.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 recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II 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 and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut. An essential contribution to discussion of humanity's tendency toward violence, Armageddon in retrospect says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the writer
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Title
Armageddon in retrospect
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Twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace include such pieces as an essay on the destruction of Dresden, a story about the first-meal fantasies of three soldiers, and a meditation on the impossibility of shielding children from the temptations of violence
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Audies: Short Stories / Collections, 2009.
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Read by Rip Torn ; introduction read by Mark Vonnegut
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Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (overdrive ebook)
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Armageddon in Retrospect
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<p>The late, great Kurt Vonnegut wrestles with the horrors of his age in this collection of unpublished writings that showcase his trademark humor and humanism. Varied in form and tone, the pieces are united in theme as they reflect on facets of war and peace. Vonnegut is by turns funny and poignant, serious and irreverent as he discusses the fantasies of Army men, the harrowing firebombing of Dresden, and the attraction of violence to young boys. An early letter to his parents describing his own experiences in war is a uniquely personal peek at the psychological genesis of all his future writings, in which he would learn to express his moral outrage through comic absurdism.
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<p>The late, great Kurt Vonnegut wrestles with the horrors of his age in this collection of unpublished writings that showcase his trademark humor and humanism. Varied in form and tone, the pieces are united in theme as they reflect on facets of war and peace. Vonnegut is by turns funny and poignant, serious and irreverent as he discusses the fantasies of Army men, the harrowing firebombing of Dresden, and the attraction of violence to young boys. An early letter to his parents describing his own experiences in war is a uniquely personal peek at the psychological genesis of all his future writings, in which he would learn to express his moral outrage through comic absurdism.
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Contents
Letter from PFC Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., to his family, May 29, 1945 -- Kurt Vonnegut at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, April 27, 2007 -- Wailing shall be in all streets -- Great day -- Guns before butter -- Happy birthday, 1951 -- Brighten up -- Unicorn trap -- Unknown soldier -- Spoils -- Just you and me, Sammy -- Commandant's desk -- Armageddon in retrospect
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