April - May 1983
Kurt Jr. Vonnegut is an American novelist known for combining science fiction, social satire, and black comedy in his novels. Vonnegut's themes spring from his contemplation of 20th-century horrors: dehumanization in a technological society in Player Piano and Cat's Cradle, and the random destructiveness of modern war in Slaughterhouse-Five. Although his work has been criticized as simplistic, it has equally often been praised for its comic creativity.
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