Armageddon in Retrospect, and Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

Armageddon in Retrospect, and Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

Book - 2008
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Twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace include such pieces as an essay on the destruction of Dresden, a story about the first-meal fantasies of three soldiers, and a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.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399155086
0399155082
Characteristics: 232 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.

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Nov 29, 2010

Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for pe...more Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for peace, nothing will.

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