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Works about Player Piano

Barber, Benjamin R., and Michael J. Gargas McGrath, eds. The Artist and Political Vision. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1982.
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*See chapter titled: “Kesey and Vonnegut: The Critique of Liberal Democracy in Contemporary Literature.”

Giannone, Richard. Vonnegut: A Preface to His Novels. Port Washington, NY: National University Publications, 1977.
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*See chapter about Player Piano.

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Lundquist, James. Kurt Vonnegut. New York: Ungar, 1977.
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*Several pages on Player Piano. See index.

Marvin, Thomas F. Kurt Vonnegut: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002.
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*Contains a chapter devoted to Player Piano.

Mustazza, Leonard. Forever Pursuing Genesis: The Myth of Eden in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut. Lewisburg PA : Bucknell University Press, 1990.
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*See chapter about Player Piano.

Mustazza, Leonard. “The Machine Within: Mechanization, Human Discontent, and the Genre of Vonnegut's Player Piano.” Papers on Language and Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature, 1989 Winter; 25 (1): 99-113. (accessed June 29, 2008).

Rabkin, Eric S., Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph D. Olander, eds. No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1983.
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*See chapter titled: “Vonnegut’s Player Piano: An Ambiguous Technological Dystopia.

Roemer, Kenneth M. ed. America as Utopia. New York: Franklin, 1981.
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*See chapter titled: “The Ghost in the Machine: The Theme of Player Piano.”

Works about the author Kurt Vonnegut

Reed, Peter J. and Marc Leeds, eds. The Vonnegut Chronicles: Interviews and Essays. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.
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Vonnegut, Kurt. A Man Without a Country. New York: Random House, 2007.
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*An illuminating series of mini-memoirs.