WorldCat Identities

Saunders, George 1958-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 297 publications in 13 languages and 12,471 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Parables  Dystopian fiction  Essays  Humor 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.A7897, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Saunders
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit
Pastoralia : stories by George Saunders( Book )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named by The New Yorker one of the Twenty Best American Fiction Writers Under Forty, George Saunders has been recognized as a visionary storyteller with a hypnotic style. Critics have placed him in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, and Thomas Pynchon -- "a savage satirist with a sentimental streak," said The New York Times. These stories bring greater wisdom and maturity to the worldview he established with his first collection, and leave little doubt that he has found a place in modern fiction all his own
The very persistent gappers of Frip by George Saunders( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gappers will get your goat. Literally. If you don't brush them off and return them to the ocean, whence they arrive every day, these bright orange, many-eyed creatures will cover your goats, and the goats will stop giving milk
CivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novella by George Saunders( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and short stories on a future America, a land of corporate hypocrisy, violence and pollution. Trendy attractions include pickled babies and cows with plexiglass sides, so you can see the milk made, people buy other people's more interesting memories for downloading into their heads
In persuasion nation : stories by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of stories--his best work yet--comes from the acclaimed and mind-bendingly hilarious George Saunders
Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life
The braindead megaphone : essays by George Saunders( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The brief and frightening reign of Phil by George Saunders( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Inner Horner a country so small it can only accommodate one person at a time, while six other persons must wait their turn to get in. When Inner Horner shrinks even more their neighbor country declares an invasion
Tenth of December by George Saunders( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit
Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness by George Saunders( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From George Saunders, the bestselling author of Tenth of December, comes a powerful and inspiring meditation on kindness, based on his hugely popular commencement address. In May 2013, George Saunders gave an eight-minute convocation address at Syracuse University. Three months later, a transcript of the speech was published on The New York Times website and went viral, becoming the site's most emailed article for a full week
The brief and frightening reign of Phil, and In persuasion nation by George Saunders( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The verificationist by Donald Antrim( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tom, a middle-aged psychologist, meets with his colleagues in a lower end pancake house and tries to start a food fight when a rival colleague, a burly man with a swollen ego, who puts him in a bear hug, upon which Tom has an out of body experience and does an exposition on the nature of pancake houses
Chicago by Nelson Algren( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize stories, 1999 : the O. Henry Awards( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De zeer volhardende gappers van Frip by George Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het dorpje Frip heeft men veel last van zogenaamde gappers, die zich vastklitten aan de geiten. Hoe komen de dorpsbewoners van ze af? Vanaf ca. 10 jaar
I can speak! : Erzählungen by George Saunders( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- 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 From the author of Tenth of December
Fox 8 : a story by George Saunders( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak "Yuman" by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children's bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people--even after "danjur" arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack
 
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In persuasion nation : stories
Alternative Names
George Saunders Amerikaans schrijver

George Saunders écrivain américain

George Saunders scrittore e saggista statunitense

George Saunders US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Saunders, George

Сондерс, Джордж

ג'ורג' סנדרס

סונדרס, ג'ורג' 1958-

جارج سانڈرز

جورج ساندرز

ਜਾਰਜ ਸਾਂਡਰਸ

손더스, 조지 1958-

ソウンダース, ジョージ

ソーンダーズ, ジョージ

Languages
English (178)

Italian (18)

Spanish (12)

French (6)

Catalan (6)

Dutch (5)

German (4)

Chinese (4)

Japanese (3)

Swedish (2)

Polish (2)

Czech (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
The very persistent gappers of FripCivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novellaIn persuasion nation : storiesThe braindead megaphone : essaysThe brief and frightening reign of PhilThe brief and frightening reign of Phil, and In persuasion nationThe verificationistChicagoPrize stories, 1999 : the O. Henry Awards