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Incrementally more kind: George Saunders changes the world
George Saunders: satirist, humanist, and — after 20 years, four magisterial short story collections, a novella, and a book of essays — now a bestselling author.
| March 08, 2013
Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
| January 23, 2008
As a reader of fiction, at this point in life I’m sort of in my late Imperial phase — a sensationalist, easily distracted, with a vulgar appetite for brilliance.
Tom Perrotta keeps his characters company through the bumps and bumbles of American life
| October 03, 2007
Now that the jungle is withdrawing, and the wilderness is tenanted, the brief of the travel writer has altered somewhat.
From Marco Polo to Twain and Shackleton, with a bit of Pico Iyer
| September 24, 2007
Real housewives and blood diamonds
Literature, that slow cousin to Life, has in its prolonged non-engagement with reality TV been even denser and more dreamily backward than usual.
Another trip to Orange County, and bling’d in Sierra Leone
| February 27, 2007
Everyone who reads him knows that George Saunders is one of the funniest writers at work today. What’s less remarked on is his capacity to wrench pathos from comedy.
George Saunders’s tragic-comic consumers
| May 02, 2006
According to the Greeks, spring is the season of rebirth, when Persephone was released from Hades and mom Demeter celebrated with flowers.
From Roth to Hall, and non-fiction, too
| March 09, 2006
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