Armageddon in retrospect

Armageddon in Retrospect
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Cover of Armageddon in Retrospect
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Country United States USA
Language English
Genre Fiction, Anthology
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication date 2008
Pages 234
ISBN ISBN 978-0-399-15508-6
Followed by Look at the Birdie

Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of short stories and essays about war and peace written by Kurt Vonnegut. It is the first posthumous collection of his previously unpublished writings. The book includes an introduction by Mark Vonnegut as well as a letter from Kurt to his family about his experiences as an American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. Like many of Vonnegut's other books, Armageddon in Retrospect is laden with handwritten quotations and rough drawings by the author.

The Collection

  • Vonnegut's Speech at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, April 2007
  • Letter from PFC Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., to his family, May 29, 1945
  • "Wailing Shall Be in All Streets"
  • "Great Day"
  • "Guns Before Butter"
  • "Happy Birthday, 1951"
  • "Brighten Up"
  • "The Unicorn Trap"
  • "Unknown Soldier"
  • "Spoils"
  • "Just You and Me, Sammy"
  • "The Commandant's Desk"
  • "Armageddon in Retrospect"

External links

  • "Sunday Times June 1, 2008 (contains an extract)
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