Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s
Place Published: Norwalk, CT
Publisher: The Easton Press
Date Published: 1991
Edition: Signed first edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 28472
SIGNED. 240pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown leather with raised bands, and gilt ruled and gilt stamped dot designs on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Gray moire endsheets. Very good. The spine and surrounding areas on the cover are heavily faded. There is a very small abraded mark in the leather at the head of the spine. The gilt on the top corner edge of the text block is rubbed. There is a very small stain on the second title page, preceding the text.
Signed by Vonnegut on the edition page. With the unmarked bookplate laid in. Kurt Vonnegut mixed satiric social commentary and black comedy with surrealist and science fictional elements. His most famous works are Player Piano (1952), Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969; film, 1972), and Breakfast of Champions (1973).