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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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 read it after having seen the movie that had come out just before. He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work. I found them very accessible in that sense.

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I graduated from Jn School just over one year ago, and it seems that in every different area of law there is a seminal case, the first that you read for the first day of class beca I finished “Armageddon in Retrospect” a few weeks ago. He was captured in his first battle and spent the last year of the conflict in a Nazi prison camp in Dresden.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s as if he lets an artistic facade down and reveals his personal thoughts and feelings in these stories. It’s a conflicting juxtaposition regrospect yet it is true. The story finally comes full circle with a second twist, which results in a reveal of what the cabinetmaker had been planning all along.


I wonder if the publisher was trying to take advantage of Vonnegut’s recent death. He tells us that writing was the only thing Kurt Vonnegut really believed in, his literary models including Lincoln, Melville and Twain – Lincoln for wise decency, I surmise, Melville for imaginative style, Twain for humour. Aug 21, Peter Amos rated it it was amazing. He has seen so much that he is not afraid to point out the bad and the good, particularly when it comes to an entity like the United States of America.

The boundaries of the column seemed absolutely sharp and unwavering, as though made of glass. I think I vonnehut my Dad well.

I laughed and cried throughout it. Confirmed Vonnegut fans will like it.

Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace by Kurt Vonnegut

Read more Read less. Apr 07, Pages. Stuff I loved about this book: Are there plans to publish it? That kind of organizational flaw is basically to be expected with a posthumous collection of unpublished writings.

He saw first-hand the brutality of the SS toward their prisoners. So it feels a little odd to be reading Armageddon in Retrospecttheoretically his last work unless his estate publishes more arkageddon tidbitsalready.

Be the first to ask a question about Armageddon in Retrospect. Some others are satirical, and deal with the losing side rerrospect the occupation, and a few others are just about the absurdity of the human afmageddon. He thought people should try to write and paint and make music because it helped people grow as people.


A legacy is a terrible thing to ruin. The letter hints at the writer he’d become: Rosewaterthe tale of a nice-guy millionaire. I approached this short collection of his unpu I often wonder how readers who did not come of age in the sixties view Kurt Vonnegut.

The book opens with an piece by Vonnegut’s son, and it’s interesting to hear from someone so close to a literary giant talk about his father’s processes, troubles, and idiosynchracies as a writer, husband, and father.

Only Kurt knows, and he’s out of here.

Armageddon in Retrospect

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Of the collected tales within, the time traveling tale Great Day, and the self titled devil hunting Armageddon are probably my least favorite, with Spoils, Guns Before Butter and Happy Birthday topping my list.

All they understand is force. 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 Sep 20, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: