Parting Words: Out On The Edge Host Andrea Seabrook quotes from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Player Piano: "I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. ... Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first."
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Parting Words: Out On The Edge

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Parting Words: Out On The Edge

Parting Words: Out On The Edge

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Host Andrea Seabrook quotes from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Player Piano: "I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. ... Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first."

ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

Our parting words tonight come from Kurt Vonnegut's first novel. It's titled "Player Piano." It came out in 1952. In it Vonnegut writes: I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first.

(Soundbite of song, "Study No. 7 for Player Piano")

SEABROOK: And that's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Andrea Seabrook. Have a great night.

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