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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
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  May 02, 2006
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To Hades and back

“Always nights I feel the ocean, biting at my life,” Louis Glück wrote in Firstborn (1968), her first volume of poetry.
Louise Glück welcomes spring
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  March 30, 2006