Goldknopf, David
August 1952
New Republic;8/18/52, Vol. 127 Issue 7, p19
The article analyzes the book "Player Piano" which is written by Kurt Vonnegut. It is a preview of American life after the third World War and the fulfillment of the electronics and Industrial Revolution. The structure of the book is, as the title suggests, topical rather than chronological; on the whole a satisfactory arrangement. It does, however, lead him into some dubious parallelisms although he is careful to label them "tentative." More disappointing than the author's misconceptions, however, is his evasiveness. Having created a false issue, he lacks the courage to face up to it.


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