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پیانوی خودنواز by Kurt Vonnegut
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Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano is the first novel of American writer Kurt Vonnegut, published in 1952. It depicts a dystopia of automation, describing the negative impact it can have on quality of life. The story takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers. The widespread mechanization creates conflict between the wealthy upper class, the engineers and managers, who keep society running, and the lower class, whose skills and purpose in society have been replaced by machines. The book uses irony and sentimentality, which were to become hallmarks developed further in Vonnegut's later works. Player Piano is set in the near future, after a third world war. While most Americans were fighting overseas, the nation's managers and engineers faced a depleted workforce and responded by developing ingenious automated systems that allowed the factories to operate with only a few workers. The novel begins ten years after the war, when most factory workers have been replaced by machines. The bifurcation of the population is represented by the division of Ilium, New York into "The Homestead," where every person not a manager or an engineer lives, and the other side of the river, where all the engineers and the managers live. ...
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوازدهم ماه می سال 2014 میلادی
عنوان: پیانوی خودنواز؛ کورت ونه‌ گات؛ مترجم زهرا طراوتی‏‫؛ زیرنظر: علی شیعه‌ علی؛ تهران: سبزان‏‫، 1391؛ ‬در 431 ص؛ شابک: 9786001170539؛ چاپ دوم 1395؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 م
داستان ‮پیانوی خودنواز، در ژانر علمی تخیلی میگنجد، و ساختاری پست مدرن دارد. شخصیت اصلی این اثر «پل پروتز»، رئیس کارخانه ماشین سازی «ایلیوم» است. «آنیتا» همسر «پل پروتز» است و آنها فرزندی ندارند. در داستان، روزهای زندگی «پل پروتز»، برای مدیریت شرکت خودروسازی، و زندگی شخصی، و خانوادگیش، روایت میشود. ا. شربیانی
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Reading Progress

September 30, 2012 – Shelved
Started Reading
May 12, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 25, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: 20th-century
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: science
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: classic
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: dystopia
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: united-states
August 11, 2019 – Shelved as: literature

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