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The first and only collection of unpublished works by
Kurt Vonnegut since his deathâ€”a fitting tribute to the
author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of
war, peace, and humanityâ€™s tendency toward
Armageddon in Retrospect is a
collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and
peace. Imbued with Vonnegutâ€™s trademark rueful humor, the
pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the
destruction of Dresden during World War IIâ€”an essay that is
as timely today as it was thenâ€”to a painfully funny short
story about three Army privates and their fantasies of the
perfect first meal upon returning home from war, to a
darker, more poignant story about the impossibility of
shielding our children from the temptations of violence.
Also included are Vonnegutâ€™s last speech as well as an
assortment of his artwork, and an introduction by the
authorâ€™s son, Mark Vonnegut. Armageddon in Retrospect
says as much about the times in which we live as it does
about the genius of the writer.
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