Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, 1950-1962: Player Piano / The Sirens of Titan / Mother Night / Stories (Hardcover)
 
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Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, 1950-1962: Player Piano / The Sirens of Titan / Mother Night / Stories (Hardcover)

Series Volume 226
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    Before winning international fame with Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut was a master of the drugstore paperback and the popular short story. This authoritative collection of his brilliant early work opens with P......more
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Before winning international fame with Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut was a master of the drugstore paperback and the popular short story. This authoritative collection of his brilliant early work opens with Player Piano (1952), a Metropolis-like parable of breakneck technological innovation and its effect on those it robs of their livelihoods. The Sirens of Titan (1959), the interplanetary adventures of the world’s wealthiest and most despised man, is both a pulp-fiction space opera and a satire on the vanity of human striving. The confessions of a German-American double agent well placed among the Nazi elite, Mother Night (1962) is a cautionary tale with a famous moral: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Here too are six of Vonnegut’s best short stories, gems that display his matchless talent for hilarious invention and caustic social criticism.
 
A companion volume, Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973, collects Cat’s Cradle; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Slaughterhouse-Five; Breakfast of Champions; and three short stories, including “Welcometo the Monkey House.”

Sidney Offit, editor, has written novels, books for young readers, and memoirs including, most recently, Friends, Writers, and Other Countrymen. He was senior editor of Intellectual Digest, book editor of Politics Today, and contributing editor of Baseball Magazine. He wrote the foreword to Look at the Birdie, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s unpublishedshort fiction.

Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Series Title:
The Library of America
Genre:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
Audience:
General/trade
Number Within Series:
226
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
834
Language:
English
Publisher:
Library of America
Publish Date:
04/26/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781598531503
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.2 lb
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