“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance”: First Edition of Hocus Pocus; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Hocus Pocus.

Hocus Pocus.

Item Number: 1560

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990.

First edition of “Vonnegut’s best novel in years-funny and prophetic…something special” (The Nation). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.

"It is all done with voice. Vonnegut is a master of the first-person, manic-depressive stand-up' Observer. 'Although it is set in the near future, Hocus Pocus is the most topical, realistic Vonnegut novel to date, and shows the struggle of an artist a little impatient with allegory and more than a little impatient with his own country" (New York Times Book Review).