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In Persuasion Nation, Saunders, George



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Автор: Saunders, George
Название:  In Persuasion Nation
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 159448242X
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594482427
ISBN: 1-59448-242-X
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-59448-242-7
Обложка/Формат: Trade Paperback
Страницы: 240
Вес: 0.186 кг.
Дата издания: 06.03.2007
Серия: Fiction / General
Язык: English
Размер: 131 x 201 x 20
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Поставляется из: США
Описание: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables--all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.

The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... But] Saunderss laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I cant think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book.--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




Lincoln in the Bardo

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Lincoln in the Bardo
ISBN: 0812995341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812995343
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth," the president says at the time. "God has called him home." Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy's body.
From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

Lincoln in the Bardo
is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?
Praise for Lincoln in the Bardo
"A luminous feat of generosity and humanism."--Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece."--Zadie Smith
"Ingenious . . . Saunders--well on his way toward becoming a twenty-first-century Twain--crafts an American patchwork of love and loss, giving shape to our foundational sorrows."--Vogue
"Saunders is the most humane American writer working today."--Harper's Magazine
"The novel beats with a present-day urgency--a nation at war with itself, the unbearable grief of a father who has lost a child, and a howling congregation of ghosts, as divided in death as in life, unwilling to move on."--Vanity Fair
"A brilliant, Buddhist reimagining of an American story of great loss and great love."--Elle
"Wildly imaginative"--Marie Claire
"Mesmerizing . . . Dantesque . . . A haunting American ballad."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Exhilarating . . . Ruthless and relentless in its evocation not only of Lincoln and his quandary, but also of the tenuous existential state shared by all of us." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"It's unlike anything you've ever read, except that the grotesque humor, pathos, and, ultimately, human kindness at its core mark it as a work that could come only from Saunders."--The National

Tenth of December: Stories

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Tenth of December: Stories
ISBN: 0812984250 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812984255
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People - The New York Times Magazine - NPR - Entertainment Weekly - New York - The Telegraph - BuzzFeed - Kirkus Reviews - BookPage - Shelf Awareness
Includes an extended conversation with David Sedaris

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.
In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill--the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.
Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.
Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December--through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit--not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov's dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness."
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The best book you'll read this year."--The New York Times Magazine

"A feat of inventiveness . . . This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. . . . George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

"The best short-story writer in English--not 'one of, ' not 'arguably, ' but the Best."--Mary Karr, Time

"A visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Saunders's startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world."--People

GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Lincoln in the Bardo
ISBN: 1408871750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408871751
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarFebruary 1862. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. Days later, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a strange purgatory – called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo – where ghosts mingle, squabble and commiserate, and a monumental struggle erupts over his soul…Written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace, Lincoln in the Bardo invents a thrilling new form and confirms him as one of the most important writers of his generation. Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices – living and dead, historical and fictional – Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?

Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Автор: George Saunders
Название: Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
ISBN: 0747550417 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747550419
Издательство: Bloomsbury
Цена: 1142 р.
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Описание: A gapper is bright orange, about the size of a baseball, and with multiple eyes. Gappers are dangerous things. They also like goats, although goats don`t like them. This is a story about a little girl, her not very nice neighbours, and an infestation of gappers.

Brain-dead megaphone

Автор: Saunders, George
Название: Brain-dead megaphone
ISBN: 0747596417 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747596417
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Цена: 935 р.
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Описание: In the same vein as his much-loved weekly column for the Guardian Magazine, this is a hilarious and incisive collection of essays from George Saunders.

Martian codex

Автор: Haas, George J. Saunders, William R.
Название: Martian codex
ISBN: 1556438141 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781556438141
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1364 р.
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Описание: More Reflections from Mars.

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Автор: Saunders, George
Название: Civilwarland In Bad Decline
ISBN: 178487129X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784871291
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 763 р.
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Описание: He takes us on a trip to the shopping malls and theme parks and enviromental hazards that lie just around the chronological corner, introducing us to a gang of misfits and losers struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. We`re lucky to have him` Jonathan Franzen`There is no-one better, no-one more essential` Dave Eggers

In Persuasion Nation

Автор: Saunders, George
Название: In Persuasion Nation
ISBN: 159448922X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594489228
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1638 р.
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Tenth of December: Stories

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Tenth of December: Stories
ISBN: 0812993802 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812993806
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1778 р.
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Описание: 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.
In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill--the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of "Tenth of December" are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.
Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.
Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in "Tenth of December"--through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit--not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov's dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness."
Praise for George Saunders
"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
"Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. . . . Scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."--Tobias Wolff
"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith
"George Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We're lucky to have him."--Jonathan Franzen
"A multifaceted writer, very easy on the surface to pin down but incredibly difficult once you actually read him with any depth."--Joshua Ferris
"Saunders's satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it's also ferocious and funny."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
"George Saunders is so funny and inventive he makes you love words and so wide-eyed wistful he talks you into loving people."--Sarah Vowell

Pastoralia

Автор: Saunders, George
Название: Pastoralia
ISBN: 1573228729 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573228725
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.

One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year

"Artful and sophisicated... truly unusual. Imagine Lewis's Babbitt thrown into the backseat of a car going cross-country, driven by R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Harvey Pekar, or Spike Jonze." -- The New York Times

"Saunders is a provocateur, a moralist, a zealot, a lefty, and a funny, funny writer, and the stories in Pastoralia delight. We're very luck to have them." -- Esquire

Civilwarland in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Civilwarland in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
ISBN: 0812987683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812987683
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1162 р.
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Описание:

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders's 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 author's 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

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

"Saunders's satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it's 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

Congratulations, by the Way

Автор: Saunders George
Название: Congratulations, by the Way
ISBN: 1408859343 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408859346
Издательство: Bloomsbury Academic
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Описание: Here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times.

Why? Because Saunders's words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the way is an inspiring message from one of today's most influential and original writers.


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