Armageddon in Retrospect


This is a collection of new and unpublished writings on war and peace from Kurt Vonnegut, the author of ‘Cat’s Cradle’ and ‘Slaughter-Five’, and includes non-fiction and fiction pieces.

ISBN: 9780099524083 Author: Vonnegut, Kurt Publisher: Vintage Classics Publication Date: 7th May 2009 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 288 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

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 an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity’s tendency towards violence. Imbued with Vonnegut’s trademark rueful humour, the pieces range from a visceral non-fiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden – to a painfully funny short story about three soldiers and their fantasies of the perfect meal.

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