CivilWarland in bad decline : stories and a novella
|Format:||Print Book 2016.|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
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
ContentsIntroduction / Josua Ferris
CivilWarLand in bad decline
The wavemaker falters
The 400-pound CEO
Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz
Downtrodden Mary's failed campaign of terror
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|Publisher|| New York :2016.
|Edition||2016 Random House trade paperback edition.|
|Other Titles|| Works.
writer of introduction.
Reprint. Originally published: New York :
198 pages ; 21 cm