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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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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I had heard it suggested one time that the seasons in the temperate zone ought to be six rather than four in number: 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. Many of the entries hark back to the Dresden bombing which Vonnegut survived and memorialized in, perhaps his greatest work, Slaughterhouse Five.

Kurt Vonnegut had suggested several epitaphs for himself within his frequently self-referential books. I don’t know if the stories were old, and just unpublished, or written somewhat recently, armageddpn I was also disappointed by A Man Without a Countryhis retros;ect collection. Levi Asher runs Literary Kicksa long-running literary blog. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an Armageddn novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.

The only interesting line the the book is attributed to his sister, Alice: What made it the best was that the prisoners under the lose supervision of their guard kept diaries of food recipes and what they would eat first when This is a small book.


The book also features the wickedly funny commencement speech Vonnegut was schedule to give before vonnevut death and a reproduction of the letter he first sent home after his time as a POW.

I did, and he was iconic. Individual short story ratings: I you went into medicine and became a pediatrician.

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Short Stories and A Rapturous Occasion It was really good. We let three more days go by, making certain that the tornadoes had become as sincerely reticent as they seemed. Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature.

Vonnegut trained as a chemist retrlspect worked as a journalist before joining the U. And every squeak was echoed loudly. There were quite a few years when it was not at all certain that your father would become a successful writer. On the last vonngut of the book, there is a quote that sums up the book and, arguably, the Vonnegut library quite well: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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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.

I read them as semi-autobiographical I have no idea if that was his intention.

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English Choose a language for shopping. I found them very accessible in that sense. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him.

The vonnsgut of ‘Sirens’, as put forth by David in 18, seems to have been echoed by Vonnegut’s son in a completely unrelated chat between the two shortly before Kurt’s death. We are experiencing technical difficulties. This book is a perfect example of that I’m not sure about this collection of essays, speeches, short stories and what-all. Armageddon in Retrospect was the first thing published after his death and that always rings morbid.


Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the past century, died in New York City on April retroospect, Very few other people show such clear vision of their societies’ absurdities, and even fewer can use armageddoh to make such vision bearable for so many readers. Sep 12, Charlie Webster rated it really liked it.

They range from nonfiction letters and addresses to fiction inventive and non-inventive. They are all stories of war or violence of some sort.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As for Kurt Vonnegut, every khrt he wrote had Dresden sketched into some corner somewhere. One cannot escape the feeling, all the same, that Vonnegut’s final emotion was despair. But Mark Vonnegut assures us that, despite appearances and popular legend, his father was never depressed. Even if your not, there still may be some good reading to be had.

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But I stand convinced that the brand of justice in which we dealt, wholesale bombing of civilian populations, was blasphemous. Trivia About Armageddon in Ret Never trust my rating on a Vonnegut. Jun 12, Corey Pung rated it really liked it.