Name a possible symbol in "The Commandant's Desk."

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“The Commandant's Desk” is one of the short works included in Armageddon in Retrospect, the first posthumous publication of Kurt Vonnegut's work following his death in 2007. The full collection meditates on Vonnegut's ideas about war, influenced by his own experiences in World War II. The collection brings together previously unpublished pieces, both fiction and nonfiction. “The Commandant’s Desk” is a fictional work which speculates on the aftermath of a fictional Russian-American war. In Vonnegut’s usual style, there are symbols woven into the piece which help the reader draw conclusions about Vonnegut’s...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on March 4, 2020