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By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

ISBN-10: 0425226891

ISBN-13: 9780425226896

The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous choice of formerly unpublished paintings by way of Kurt Vonnegut near to war.

A becoming tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane slapstick comedian, Armageddon in Retrospect is a set of twelve formerly unpublished writings on battle and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged sense of right and wrong, the items variety from a letter written by way of Vonnegut to his kinfolk in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by way of the Germans, to his final speech, added after his demise by way of his son Mark, who presents a warmly own creation to the gathering. Taken jointly, those items offer clean perception into Vonnegut's enduring literary genius and make stronger his ongoing ethical relevance in today's international.

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Eravamo tutta una delegazione di teppisti della Reeperbahn. Nathan, il figlio maggiore di Samuel, era il mio miglior amico. Mi ha fatto vedere delle fotografie delle SS Heinrich 1 e di Goebbels e mi ha detto: « "Questi due banditi avranno il posto d'onore nella nostra sartoria, negli Stati Uniti. " « Porta, se tu avessi conosciuto Nathan! Come sapeva presentare un cappotto di pelliccia a una donna, con dei gesti raffinati, mentre nascondeva con la mano i punti tarmati. Strizzando l'occhio sussurrava in un tono di confidenza: « "Cara signora, le faccio un prezzo speciale, ma non lo dica a papà.

Le mucche forzano il recinto e si precipitano diritto nel fuoco. Tre carri si consumano sulla strada. « Granate esplosive, fuoco! » ordina Mike. Le granate esplodono in mezzo a uomini che urlano, pazzi di dolore. Perfino i morti rimbalzano e vengono ancor più straziati. Per mettere il punto finale, mandiamo delle granate 60 1 S. La strada ora è un oceano in fiamme. « Fate girare i motori », comanda Mike. « Panzer, avanti... marsc! » È la volta delle mitragliatrici e dei lanciafiamme. Avanziamo lungo questo inferno bruciante.

Una cornacchia becca una lumacone. Adesso cantano, laggiù. Quello che conduce ha una bella voce di baritono. Ecco il primo carro nel mio campo visivo. A parte il conducente, tutto l'equipaggio si offre come bersaglio. Mike agita il casco. « Fuoco! » comanda il Vecchio Unno. I sedici cannoni pesanti sputano tutti insieme. Lo spostamento d'aria fa sì che i cespugli si pieghino orizzontalmente. Le sedici granate fanno centro. Degli uomini vengono proiettati nello spazio. Dappertutto si alzano fiamme gigantesche.

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