Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut, the prolific and genre-bending American author.
An important book for Vonnegut collectors. "Player Piano" was his first published novel. This is the signed leather bound collector's edition.
Kurt Vonnegut's unique writing style, critically acclaimed novels, cultural impact, timeless themes, and personal background have all contributed to his fame as a writer. Vonnegut's writing often tackled timeless themes and issues, such as the futility of war, the dangers of unchecked technology, and the absurdity of human existence. These themes continue to resonate with readers across generations, contributing to his enduring popularity.
Norwalk, CT. 2004. Kurt Vonnegut "Player Piano" Signed Limited Edition. Personally signed by the author directly onto the special title page of the book. Sealed. No dust jacket as issued. Genuine full leather with Certificate of Authenticity.
Player Piano was Kurt Vonnegut's first novel originally published in 1952. Vonnegut had previously worked as a PR writer for General Electric's renowned Research Laboratory. There he saw the technology of the future, including computer controlled machines that would do work traditionally done by people.
Player Piano draws extensively from his experiences at the Laboratory. Set in an America where the only people that have any purpose are the elite technocrats who control the computers which control everything else. It is the story of engineer Paul Proteus, who joins a rebellion of those made useless by technology. Amazing prescience for 1952!
About the author
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American author. The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He is also known for his humanist beliefs and being honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
He was a master of contemporary American literature. His black 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" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.
Vonnegut's work as a graphic artist began with his illustrations for Slaughterhouse-Five and developed with Breakfast of Champions, which included numerous felt-tip pen illustrations, such as anal sphincters, and other less scatological images. Later in his career, he became more interested in artwork, particularly silk-screen prints, pursued in collaboration with Joe Petro III.
In 2004, Vonnegut participated in the project The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were, where he created an album cover for Phish called Hook, Line and Sinker, which has been included in a traveling exhibition for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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