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Saunders, George 1958-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 238 publications in 12 languages and 11,066 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Parables  Essays  Humor  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.A7897, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Saunders
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit
Pastoralia : stories by George Saunders( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named by The New Yorker one of the Twenty Best American Fiction Writers Under Forty, George Saunders has been recognized as a visionary storyteller with a hypnotic style. Critics have placed him in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, and Thomas Pynchon -- "a savage satirist with a sentimental streak," said The New York Times. These stories bring greater wisdom and maturity to the worldview he established with his first collection, and leave little doubt that he has found a place in modern fiction all his own
The very persistent gappers of Frip by George Saunders( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gappers will get your goat. Literally. If you don't brush them off and return them to the ocean, whence they arrive every day, these bright orange, many-eyed creatures will cover your goats, and the goats will stop giving milk
CivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novella by George Saunders( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and short stories on a future America, a land of corporate hypocrisy, violence and pollution. Trendy attractions include pickled babies and cows with plexiglass sides, so you can see the milk made, people buy other people's more interesting memories for downloading into their heads
In persuasion nation : stories by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of stories--his best work yet--comes from the acclaimed and mind-bendingly hilarious George Saunders
Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life
The braindead megaphone : essays by George Saunders( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker
Tenth of December stories by George Saunders( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet
The brief and frightening reign of Phil by George Saunders( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Inner Horner a country so small it can only accommodate one person at a time, while six other persons must wait their turn to get in. When Inner Horner shrinks even more their neighbor country declares an invasion
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a recent interview, when asked how he saw the role of the writer, Saunders said "To me, the writer's main job is to make the story unscroll in such a way that the reader is snared -- she's right there, seeing things happen and caring about them. And if you dedicate yourself to this job, the meanings more or less take care of themselves." In Tenth of December, the reader is always right there, and the meanings are beautiful and profound and abundant. The title story is an exquisite, moving account of the intersection, at a frozen lake in the woods, of a young misfit and a middle-aged cancer patient who goes there to commit suicide, only to end up saving the boy's life. "Home" is the often funny, often poignant account of a soldier returning from the war. And "Victory Lap" is a taut, inventive story about the attempted abduction of a teenage girl
Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness by George Saunders( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From George Saunders, the bestselling author of Tenth of December, comes a powerful and inspiring meditation on kindness, based on his hugely popular commencement address. In May 2013, George Saunders gave an eight-minute convocation address at Syracuse University. Three months later, a transcript of the speech was published on The New York Times website and went viral, becoming the site's most emailed article for a full week
Die furchtbar hartnäckigen Gapper von Frip by George Saunders( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected shorts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From powerful and moving to knee-knocking suspense and troubled love, these darkly comic tales of lives on the edge represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Performances recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and on tour around the country
I can speak! : Erzählungen by George Saunders( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."--Esquire From the author of Tenth of December
Dix décembre by George Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel by George Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'egoismo è inutile : elogio della gentilezza by George Saunders( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fox8 by George Saunders( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak "Yuman" by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children's bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people--even after "danjur" arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack
Upstairs at the Strand : writers in conversation at the legendary bookstore( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering candid accounts of the ways writers work, think, and live, a book based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at a beloved New York bookstore features conversations with such authors as Patti Smith and Rivka Galchen
 
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In persuasion nation : stories
Alternative Names
George Saunders Amerikaans schrijver

George Saunders écrivain américain

George Saunders scrittore e saggista statunitense

George Saunders US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Saunders, George

Сондерс, Джордж

ג'ורג' סנדרס

סונדרס, ג'ורג' 1958-

جورج ساندرز

ਜਾਰਜ ਸਾਂਡਰਸ

손더스, 조지 1958-

ソウンダース, ジョージ

ソーンダーズ, ジョージ

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The very persistent gappers of FripCivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novellaIn persuasion nation : storiesThe braindead megaphone : essaysThe brief and frightening reign of Phil