The Resource Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)

Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)

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Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace
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Armageddon in retrospect
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and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace
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Kurt Vonnegut
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eng
Summary
To be published on the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II 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 Vonnegut's last speech and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut. An essential contribution to discussion of humanity's tendency toward violence, Armageddon in Retrospect says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the writer
Summary
Twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace include such pieces as an essay on the destruction of Dresden, a story about the first-meal fantasies of three soldiers, and a meditation on the impossibility of shielding children from the temptations of violence
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Audies: Short Stories / Collections, 2009.
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10076261
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Midwest
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Vonnegut, Kurt
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818.6
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fiction
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Read by Rip Torn ; introduction read by Mark Vonnegut
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1931-
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  • Torn, Rip
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True
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  • War
  • Peace
  • Violence
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
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adult
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Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)
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MWT10026518
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.))
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481537681
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MWT10026518
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Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace, Kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10026518
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481537681
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026518
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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