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Civilwarland in Bad Decline - by George Saunders (Paperback)

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  • 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.
  • About the Author: George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.
  • 224 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Short Stories (single author)

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About the Book



"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 1996 ..."--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



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



Review Quotes




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



About the Author



George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and was included in Time's list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Random House Trade
Format: Paperback
Author: George Saunders
Language: English
Street Date: April 26, 2016
TCIN: 50951786
UPC: 9780812987683
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0063
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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