Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

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A little context might've helped, but as is, Armageddon strives to be a middle finger to the heavens, and winds up more like a shrug.
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The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous collection of previously unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut on the subject of war.

A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged moral sense, the pieces range from a letter written by Vonnegut to his family in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by the Germans, to his last speech, delivered after his death by his son Mark, who provides a warmly personal introduction to the collection. Taken together, these pieces provide fresh insight into Vonnegut's enduring literary genius and reinforce his ongoing moral relevance in today's world.


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About Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.
 
Published April 1, 2008 by Berkley. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Zack Handlen on Apr 09 2008

A little context might've helped, but as is, Armageddon strives to be a middle finger to the heavens, and winds up more like a shrug.

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