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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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I don’t know if the stories were old, and just unpublished, or written somewhat recently, but I was also disappointed This was kind of disappointing.

Quotes from Armageddon in Ret Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He wrote honestly, beautifully with humor and passion and honor. Both of those features provide a lot of background into the genius of Kurt Vonnegut. Please try again later. My parents took their four boys, ages 18 months to 14 years, into our home and somehow he wrote Sirens of Titan, God Bless You, Mr.

I often wonder how readers who did not come of age in the sixties view Kurt Vonnegut. It’s worth reading, if only for the intro. For people who have read Vonnegut and know what to expect, there is nothing much to add.

We could wish for a better title, especially since Vonnegut was always a master of the catchy one Breakfast of Champions, Player Piano.


The stories were organized so that the lighter stories alternated with the heavier ones. Ironic because, although Armageddon in Retrospect comes nearly 40 years after Slaughterhouse-Five, the famous phrase seems to have expressed to the end Vonnegut’s view of the world – so it goes, so it goes, so it goes What was that like?

Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

I hi Overall review: He would agree that much of life and his success was luck. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U. The final Vonnegut volume retrospcet a simpler expression. A Collection of Short Works. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Then, we come to the main part of the book, the short stories.

Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace by Kurt Vonnegut

But don’t look for hope. To a reader looking for Vonnegut’s best known work this book may not be the best place to start. I can well see that, for a man whose only faith was in literature, laughter was an antidote to reality. I didn’t remember his satires being so humanitarian and dare I say vonngeut Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, “The horse jumped over the fucking fence,” and walked out, self-employed again.

It was, above all, armagdedon mystic muddling of time that made Slaughterhouse-Five so much more than just another war book, and took it into the realms of literature.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Despite the familiarity of the material, this piece is useful for laying out exactly where Vonnegut thinks humanity goes wrong, exactly what syndromes he believes it suffers from.


The new American commander also wants furniture: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This is a bunch of stories written by Vonnegut. I pay only for one cover, one pass through the conveyor belt, one trip on a flatbed truck.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Jun rdtrospect, Corey Pung rated it really liked it. Later you went into medicine and became a pediatrician.

I would rather remember Vonnegut for his novels than this conglomeration of stuff. He almost always does, however, most of the stories compiled herein are about war, often about his experiences in Dresden. How big a part of his life was art, especially in his later decades?

Is this all making sense? He considers this at first to be a cause for celebration and hope: 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.