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The braindead megaphone : essays

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk.edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Essays
Humor
Satire
Fiktionale Darstellung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Saunders
ISBN: 9781594482564 159448256X
OCLC Number: 83758981
Description: 257 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The braindead megaphone --
The new Mecca --
Thank you, Esther Forbes --
A survey of the literature --
Mr. Vonnegut in Sumatra --
A brief study of the British --
Nostalgia --
Ask the optimist! --
Proclamation --
Woof : a plea of sorts --
The great divider --
Thought experiment --
The perfect gerbil: reading Barthelme's "The school" --
The United States of Huck : introduction to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn --
Buddha boy --
Manifesto : a press release from PRKA.
Responsibility: George Saunders.
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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.

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