Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut [2006 TRADE PAPERBACK]

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Welcome to the Monkey House: A Collection of Short Works by Kurt Vonnegut 


Book is in very good condition.  Cover has some visible wear and a some faint discoloration on back. 

This brilliant collection of stories and essays by the author of "Cat's Cradle," "Player Piano" and "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater," etc., displays Kurt Vonnegut's versatility, satire and imaginative power, and reinforces his position as one of the contemporary American masters of fiction.

From the widely anthologized Orwellian story of the future, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow," to the sharp puncture of The Random House Dictionary in "New Dictionary," this collection covers a wide variety of themes: a "moral" birth control pill which destroys all pleasure in sex; letters exchanged by the fathers of a Russian and an American astronaut who have collided in space; a chess game played with human beings for pieces, a game in which lost pieces are shot; a cheap and legal machine which makes people happy while they starve to death; a half-black war orphan in Germany who has never seen a black man; etc. Most of these stories were originally published in national magazines such as "Cosmopolitan," "Playboy," "Ladies' Hom Journal," and "The Saturday Evening Post."