Kurt Vonnegut

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Noun1.Kurt Vonnegut - United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922)
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These appearances throughout several books are accompanied by roughly forty Vonnegutian parables in the form of synopses of tales written by Trout.
Aside from Brolin's K, the pic introduces a delightfully Vonnegutian new character in Michael Stuhlbarg's Griffin, a weirdly adorable humanlike creature who can see all possible outcomes of any given scenario.
Before the book is relegated to the second-rank of Baker's fiction, though, consider the author's sly sense of humor (sometimes buried here beneath the more obvious visual fireworks) and the absurdist, Vonnegutian context.