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Armageddon in retrospect [electronic resource] : And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace. Kurt Vonnegut.

Vonnegut, Kurt. (Author). Torn, Rip. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481537681 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2008.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Rip Torn.
Summary, etc.: The late, great Kurt Vonnegut wrestles with the horrors of his age in this collection of unpublished writings that showcase his trademark humor and humanism.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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 148228 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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