Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
Paul was willing to bet that the lathe group was ten per cent as wasteful as it had been in the days of human control and mountainous scrap heaps. Afterward, they'd got Rudy's foreman to let him off, and, in a boisterous, whimsical spirit of industrial democracy, they'd taken him across the street for a beer. Paul tapped on the meter with his finger. Amy Halporn said this morning she'd heard something about you and Pittsburgh. In the patois of the north side of the river, it was the know-how that won the war.
He was tall, thin, nervous, and dark, with the gentle good looks of his long face distorted by dark-rimmed glasses. In the northwest are the managers and engineers and civil servants and a few professional people; in the northeast are the machines; and in the south, across the Iroquois River, is the area known locally as Homestead, where almost all of the people live. On his office wall, Paul had a picture of the shop as it had been in the beginning. Just wait until Kroner and Baer hear you tonight." "Kroner and Baer accepted, did they?" These two were manager and chief engineer, respectively, of the entire Eastern Division, of which the Ilium Works was one small part. He didnt feel important or brilliant at the moment, nor had he for some time. Only the brass plant managers and bigger had secretaries. It is mostly about managers and engineers. Kurt Vonnegut is trapped inside this book somewhere trying to find his way out.
Paul and Anita's relationship is one of emotional distance and personal disagreements. At the door, in the old part of the building once more, Paul paused for a moment to mission Statement of Me listen to the music of Building. Influences edit In a 1973 interview Vonnegut discussed his inspiration to write the book: 10 I was working for General Electric at the time, right after World War II, and I saw a milling machine for cutting the rotors on jet engines, gas turbines. Paul took the cat in his arms and carried her to the enormous floor-to-ceiling window that comprised one wall. In John Clute Peter Nicholls (eds.). He was showing the cat an old battlefield at peace.
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