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Author: Philip Coleman
This timely volume explores the signal contribution George Saunders has made to the development of the short story form in books ranging from CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996) to Tenth of December (2013). The book brings together a team of scholars from around the world to explore topics ranging from Saunders’s treatment of work and religion to biopolitics and the limits of the short story form. It also includes an interview with Saunders specially conducted for the volume, and a preliminary bibliography of his published works and critical responses to an expanding and always exciting creative œuvre. Coinciding with the release of the Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo (2017), George Saunders: Critical Essays is the first book-length consideration of a major contemporary author’s work. It is essential reading for anyone interested in twenty-first century fiction.
Chronology George Saunders: The Very Persistent Mapper of Happenstance Kevin Larimer / 2000 An Interview with George Saunders J. J. Wylie / 2001 An Interview with George Saunders Ben Marcus / 2004 Roy Kesey Interviews George Saunders ...
Author: Michael O'Connell
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Besides being one of America’s most celebrated living authors, George Saunders (b. 1958) is also an excellent interview subject. In the fourteen interviews included in Conversations with George Saunders, covering nearly twenty years of his career, the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December provides detailed insight into his own writing process and craft, alongside nuanced interpretations of his own work. He also delves into aspects of his biography, including anecdotes from his childhood and his experiences as both a student and teacher in MFA programs, as well as reflections on how parenthood affected his writing, the role of religious belief and practice in his work, and how he has dealt with his growing popularity and fame. Throughout this collection, we see him in conversation with former students, fellow writers, mainstream critics, and literary scholars. In each instance, Saunders is eager to engage in meaningful dialogue about what he calls the “big questions of our age.” In a number of interviews, he reflects on the moral and ethical responsibility of fiction, as well as how his work engages with issues of social and political commentary. But at the same time, these interviews, like all of Saunders’s best work, are funny, warm, surprising, and wise. Saunders says he has “always enjoyed doing interviews” in part because he views “intense, respectful conversation [as], really, an artform—an exploration of sorts.” Readers of this volume will have the pleasure of joining him in this process of exploration.
GEORGE. SAUNDERS. AMERICAN. WRITER. Born in Amarillo, Texas in 1958. Notable works: CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996), ... short story collection Tenth of December (2013) short story collection George Saunders is an American author, ...
Author: Bright Summaries
Unlock the more straightforward side of Lincoln in the Bardo with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, which tells of Abraham Lincoln’s visits to the graveyard where his young son Willie has just been buried. As well has mourning his son’s premature death, Lincoln wrestles with his conflicting feelings about the Civil War, which at that time was an unpopular and seemingly futile endeavour. Meanwhile, Willie is trapped in a transitional realm between life and death, surrounded by a vividly drawn cast of spirits who refuse to accept their fate and doggedly cling to the world of the living. Lincoln in the Bardo is George Saunders’ first novel, and won the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Lincoln in the Bardo in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
dailyBooks. [NESTINS TENTH DF DECEMBER GEORGE SAUNDERS Conversation Starters for George Saunders's Tenth of December By dailyBooks. Front Cover.
Tenth of December: by George Saunders | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Tenth of December. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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Author: Alan H. Nelson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
The Elizabethan Court poet Edward de Vere has, since 1920, lived a notorious second, wholly illegitimate life as the putative author of the poems and plays of William Shakespeare. The work reconstructs Oxford’s life, assesses his poetic works, and demonstrates the absurdity of attributing Shakespeare’s works to him. The first documentary biography of Oxford in over seventy years, Monstrous Adversary seeks to measure the real Oxford against the myth. Impeccably researched and presenting many documents written by Oxford himself, Nelson’s book provides a unique insight into Elizabethan society and manners through the eyes of a man whose life was privately scandalous and richly documented.