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 The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest.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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Buy this book, you will love it. Also by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher never pulled his punches with serious offenders and was always quick to join in on idealogical battles when he could discern which side was right.
It has been a while since I read Kurt Vonnegut but these writings recall his early, sardonic style which I so much enjoyed in the 70’s. The letter hints at the writer he’d become: I can forgive an old man such problems, but it still diminishes the overall judgement, especially in comparison with the parts that are sooooo good He reported back to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that jumped over a fence and tried to run away. The stories and the artwork either explicitly or implicitly orbit around what seems to have been the defining moment of Vonnegut’s life, and the subject of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five–his armageddn as a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany during World War II, where he was held before, during, and after the Allied Forces firebombed and destroyed the city.
It was really good. 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. Aug 21, Peter Amos rated it it was amazing. It wasn’t, I suspect, so much that he hated the world, more that the world had let him down, and this farewell volume has left me with sympathy, affection, admiration and gratitude, but without much hope.
Not much else to say about this book. Though it’s hard to argue with Brod’s reasoning or blame him for his actions, it still makes one wonder. Only Kurt knows, and he’s out of here.
But the seminal tragedy armagedfon his life was the Dresden fire-bombing of We could wish for a better title, especially since Vonnegut was always a master of the catchy one Breakfast of Champions, Player Piano. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Do you have plans to write more? Short story fans, KV fans. What was your personal relationship with your father like?
May 04, Ana very. This incident already provided the centerpiece for his greatest novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Apr 01, Minutes.
The stories were generally good, though a lot of them were kind of same-y, about his time in the army, in a wrapper of fiction. His is a voice that speaks not for a generation or for a people or for a school of thought but kjrt out of a conviction that all humans deserve a healthy vonnegit of dignity and levity. Great masses of essays and remarks and letters and stories organized only in chronological order.
Short Stories and A Rapturous Vonneggut The movie and book were the first I had heard 14 Oct. That kind of organizational flaw is basically to be expected with a posthumous collection of unpublished writings. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Sadly, retdospect has become one of my online dating rules: I often wonder about works published posthumously, particularly when the works had been kicking around for arrmageddon while before the author died.
This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” in scope. And that means that I’m not kidding, that whatever I say next I believe to be true. 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 Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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His readership has always been large and loyal. Kurt Vonnegut had suggested several epitaphs for himself within his frequently self-referential books. Several continue to haunt me. Vonnegut, who hated his Nazi captors, nonetheless loved the city for its rich cultural past and pacific part in the war. Some of the stories were heartbreaking, others vonnefut.
An amusing collection of essays on war and peace by the ever intelligent ever witty Vonnegut. I pay only for one cover, one pass through the conveyor belt, one trip on a flatbed truck. Mar 20, Mina rated it it was amazing. This previously unpublished work is undated, but has the immediacy and urgency of an open wound. There was no movement.
A Man Without a Country Paperback. Want to Read saving…. The latter is well-known for being all about Dresden, as the incident is continually refracted through the memory of a passive, gentle former-soldier who glides unstuck through time and occasionally leaves the planet Earth.