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Player Piano - by Kurt Vonnegut (Paperback)

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  • "A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future.
  • About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut's 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" (The New York Times) with Cat's Cradle in 1963.
  • 352 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a super computer and run completely by machines. His rebellion is a wildly funny, darkly satirical look at modern society.



Book Synopsis



"A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future."--San Francisco Chronicle

Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut--wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

Praise for Player Piano

"An exuberant, crackling style . . . Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma."--Life

"His black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear."--The New York Times Book Review



Review Quotes




"A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future."--San Francisco Chronicle

"An exuberant, crackling style . . . Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma."--Life

"His black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear."--The New York Times Book Review



About the Author



Kurt Vonnegut's 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" (The New York Times) with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.84 Inches (H) x 5.58 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .66 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Dial Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 1999
TCIN: 11830567
UPC: 9780385333788
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8349
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.58 inches width x 7.84 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.66 pounds
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