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Kurt Vonnegut
KURT VONNEGUT "Slaughterhouse-Five" SIGNED First Printing of the FIRST EDITION
Delacorte Press, New York, 1969. First Edition, First Printing of the author's masterpiece. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut directly on the half-title page. Loosely laid in is a cutout from the return mailer bearing Vonnegut's handwritten return address in NYC. Fine in a near fine dust jacket in archival protective cover. Arguably Vonnegut's most famous and influential novel. It was nominated for both the Nebula and the Hugo Awards, in science fiction. Nonetheless, as a loser, it still made both the Modern Library and the Time Magazine lists for the best English-language novels written in the 20th century. "Slaughterhouse-Five, perhaps Vonnegut's most powerful novel, presents two characters who can see beneath the surface to the tragic realities of human history but make no attempt to bring about change. The central event is the destruction of Dresden by bombs and fire storm--a catastrophe that Vonnegut himself witnessed as a prisoner of war". "Kurt Vonnegut knows all the tricks of the writing game. So he has not even tried to describe the bombing. Instead he has written around it in a highly imaginative, often funny, nearly psychedelic story. The story is sandwiched between an autobiographical introduction and epilogue" (The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: biblioman5 [Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States]
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