Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut audiobook

Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writing on War and Peace

By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Introduction by Mark Vonnegut
Read by Rip Torn

Blackstone Publishing 9780399155086

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433243493

  • ISBN: 9781433243509

  • ISBN: 9781433274893

Runtime: 5.26 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Audie Award Winner

A BookPage Notable Book

The late, great Kurt Vonnegut wrestles with the horrors of his age in this collection of unpublished writings that showcase his trademark humor and humanism. Varied in form and tone, the pieces are united in theme as they reflect on facets of war and peace. Vonnegut is by turns funny and poignant, serious and irreverent as he discusses the fantasies of Army men, the harrowing firebombing of Dresden, and the attraction of violence to young boys. An early letter to his parents describing his own experiences in war is a uniquely personal peek at the psychological genesis of all his future writings, in which he would learn to express his moral outrage through comic absurdism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vonnegut’s voice returns full force…full of his characteristic humor…Vonnegut lets go some of his zingers and does what he always did best, tell the truth through jokes.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An engaging compilation of twelve of the author’s most compelling writings…Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the essays is their variety…Vonnegut does not mince words, and the material is thought-provoking, captivating, and humorous.” AudioFile
“As in most of his celebrated writings, Vonnegut strikes a fine balance here between the impersonal horrors of war and the mundane coping mechanisms of its victims, between past realities and future possibilities and, ultimately, between good and evil. A BookPage Notable Title.” BookPage
“Irreverent, sardonic and elliptical…we hear that unique, vigorous voice.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” with Cat’s Cradle in 1963.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English