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Saunders, George 1958-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 161 publications in 9 languages and 9,447 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Pictorial works  Graphic novels  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Publications about George Saunders
Publications by George Saunders
Most widely held works about George Saunders
 
Most widely held works by George Saunders
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,160 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 )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Here you find people who live and work in a simulated, theme-park cave and communicate with their loved ones via fax machine. You encounter a family happily gathered around their favorite form of entertainment, a computer-generated TV show called The Worst That Could Happen. And you hear an upbeat self-help guru sermonize about how figuring out who's been "crapping in your oatmeal" will help raise your self-esteem. With an uncanny sense of how our culture reflects our character, Saunders mixes a deadpan naturalism with a wicked sense of humor to reveal a picture of contemporary America that's both feverishly strange and, through his characters' perseverance, oddly hopeful
CivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novella by George Saunders( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 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
The very persistent gappers of Frip by George Saunders( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 943 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
In persuasion nation : stories by George Saunders( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
This new collection of stories--his best work yet--comes from the acclaimed and mind-bendingly hilarious George Saunders
The braindead megaphone : essays by George Saunders( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 766 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 by George Saunders( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Saunders presents a collection of his short stories
The brief and frightening reign of Phil by George Saunders( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 633 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
Fox 8 a story by George Saunders( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 53 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
Prize stories, 1999 : the O. Henry awards ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
I can speak! : Erzählungen by George Saunders( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Storys über ein Utopia der anderen Art. In George Saunders' schöner neuer Welt kaufen Eltern ihren Babys computergesteuerte Sprachmasken, damit sie sich mit ihnen unterhalten können, noch bevor diese ihre ersten Worte gelernt haben. Hologramme mit individualisierten Werbebotschaften verfolgen ahnungslose Spaziergänger. Kinder werden in Trainingslagern zu Trendscouts ausgebildet, und in Realityshows verspeisen Kandidaten nichts ahnend die eigene Mutter. In I CAN SPEAK!? zeichnet George Saunders das groteske Sittengemälde einer Gegenwart, die sich aus vorgefertigten Wahrheiten zusammensetzt und Menschen nur noch als Konsumenten wahrnimmt. Saunders' grosse Kunst besteht darin, den alltäglichen Wahnsinn unserer Zeit auf den Punkt zu bringen, indem er ihr einen Zerrspiegel des absurden Humors vorhält. Und auch wenn seine Geschichten oft bitterböse sind, "sie sind so menschlich, dass es einem schlicht das Herz zerreisst." (The Boston Globe). George Saunders, geboren 1958 in Texas, gilt als einer der besten Satiriker Amerikas. Seine Erzählungen, für die er mehrfach ausgezeichnet wurde, erscheinen regelmässig in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's und GQ. Jahrelang berichtete er in einer viel beachteten Kolumne, die in der britischen Tageszeitung The Guardian erschien, über die Befindlichkeiten seines Heimatlandes. George Saunders lebt mit seiner Familie im Bundesstaat New York und lehrt Kreatives Schreiben an der Universität von Syracuse
BürgerKriegsLand fast am Ende Erzählungen by George Saunders( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Nel paese della persuasione by George Saunders( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The very persistant Gappers Frip by George Saunders( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Die furchtbar hartnäckigen Gapper von Frip : Kinder, Hörspiel ; eine Produktion des Südwestdeutschen Rundfunks by George Saunders( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Huck tells of his adventures travelling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud
Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders( Article )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
CivilWarLand in bad decline stories and a novella by George Saunders( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Die furchtbar hartnäckigen Gapper von Frip Kinder, Hörspiel ; eine Produktion des Südwestdeutschen Rundfunks ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Reading by George Saunders( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Saunders, George
ソウンダース, ジョージ
ソーンダーズ, ジョージ
Languages
English (123)
Italian (11)
Spanish (8)
German (4)
Catalan (4)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (3)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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