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Civilwarland in Bad Decline : Stories and a Novella
by George Saunders


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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. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812987683
  • ISBN-10: 0812987683
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
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