Player Piano By Kurt Vonnegut

 

Player Piano, published in 1952, was Vonnegut's first novel and is notable for this reason alone, perhaps. Here he writes of a future society in which machines replace people (without any regard to the fate of mankind), indifferent to human consequence. This is a book that warns about technological overkill. Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is one of the most beloved American writers of the twentieth century.

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is a unique voice in the American canon-a writer whose works are hard to categorize, often straddling the space between literature and science fiction, and filled with cutting satire and dark humor. Like Mark Twain before him, Vonnegut's reputation and impact on American writing and reading will continue to grow steadily and increase in relevance as new insights are made.Vonnegut was born in 1922 in Indianapolis, and studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Tennessee. In the Second World War, he became a German prisoner of war and was present during the bombing of Dresden. This experience provided inspiration for his most successful and influential novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut-admired as much for his views and his "Vonnegutisms" as for his publications-wrote extensively in many forms, including novels, short stories, essays, plays, articles, speeches, and correspondence, some of which was published posthumously.

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