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Saunders, George

Overview
Works: 67 works in 101 publications in 4 languages and 190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Political fiction  Essays  Methods (Music)‡vSelf-instruction  History  Humor 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Dancer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3569.A7897, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Saunders
Die furchtbar hartnäckigen Gapper von Frip by George Saunders( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The braindead megaphone : essays by George Saunders( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--Not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever. 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. From the author of Tenth of December
George Saunders on Germany : 1919-1920 : correspondence and memoranda by George Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Recording )

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

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. 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
The one man collection( Visual )

in Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and scientific self-instructing school for the violin by George Saunders( )

1 edition published in 1847 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saunders' New and Complete Instructor for the Violin offers an alternative to the European model of learning to play the violin, taking the best aspects of the European model and the latter Achievement model of instruction. Rather than the "dry, hard, exercises" found in most European violin instruction books, Saunders' text contains "pleasing airs arranged in progressive lessons." The exercies are intended for complete beginners, rather than Spohr's instruction book, which is "altogether too difficult for new beginners."--Quoted sections taken from preface
Tenth of December : stories by George Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 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 "It's no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."'The Wall Street Journal "An irresistible mix of humor and humanity ... that will make you beam with unmitigated glee. [Grade:] A"'Entertainment Weekly GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE From the Hardcover edition
The brief and frightening reign of Phil by George Saunders( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria. An Animal Farm for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone. Over six years in the writing, and brilliantly and beautifully packaged, this novella is Saunders' first stand-alone, book-length work'and his first book for adults in five years
Wage determination in Canada by George S Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoralien by George Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection. Jean-Claude van Damme( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stalin school of falsification by Leon Trotsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one man collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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