CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella by George Saunders 0812987683 9780812987683
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Since its publication in 1996, George Saunderss debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new authors note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice.

Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

"Its no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."--The Wall Street Journal

"Saunderss satiric vision of America is dark and demented; its also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."--Tobias Wolff

"Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless."--Jonathan Franzen

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith

"An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, authentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunderss debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new authors note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice.

Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

"Its no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."--The Wall Street Journal

"Saunderss satiric vision of America is dark and demented; its also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."--Tobias Wolff

"Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless."--Jonathan Franzen

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith

"An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, authentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunderss debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new authors note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice.

Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

"Its no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."--The Wall Street Journal

"Saunderss satiric vision of America is dark and demented; its also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."--Tobias Wolff

"Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless."--Jonathan Franzen

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith

"An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, authentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunderss debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new authors note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice.

Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

"Its no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."--The Wall Street Journal

"Saunderss satiric vision of America is dark and demented; its also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."--Tobias Wolff

"Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless."--Jonathan Franzen

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith

"An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, authentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon

Author: George Saunders

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2016-04-26


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