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Pastoralia

Pastoralia

  • Title: Pastoralia
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  • ISBN : 9780747553861
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 188 pages


With this new collection, George Saunders takes us even further into the shocking, uproarious and oddly familiar landscape of his imagination.The stories in Pastoralia are set in a slightly skewed version of America, where elements of contemporary life have been merged, twisted, and amplified, casting their absurdity and our humanity in a startling new light Whether he wr With this new collection, George Saunders takes us even further into the shocking, uproarious and oddly familiar landscape of his imagination.The stories in Pastoralia are set in a slightly skewed version of America, where elements of contemporary life have been merged, twisted, and amplified, casting their absurdity and our humanity in a startling new light Whether he writes a gothic morality tale in which a male exotic dancer is haunted by his maiden aunt from beyond the grave, or about a self help guru who tells his followers his mission is to discover who s been crapping in your oatmeal, Saunders s stories are both indelibly strange and vividly real


Author George Saunders

George Saunders was born December 2, 1958 and raised on the south side of Chicago In 1981 he received a B.S in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado He worked at Radian International, an environmental engineering firm in Rochester, NY as a technical writer and geophysical engineer from 1989 to 1996 He has also worked in Sumatra on an oil exploration geophysi




Pastoralia Reviews (31)

  • Imagine for a moment that you go into the up scale liquor store around the block that is celebrated city wide for its fabulous wine selection You re a bit of a novice when it comes to wine and are a little embarrassed to be here because your wallet is that ballistic nylon stuff and not something tru [..]

  • Bread and circuses, ancients used to say And George Saunders smartly turns the art of modern entertainment into an effervescent absurdist comedy Pastoralia is some sort of luna park or freak show established to educate and amuse the public The protagonist works there impersonating a caveman.A [..]

  • I think that if the arrangement of this collection had been reversed I would be singing a different tune right now, but as it stands I am a bit torn regarding rating this thing Man, these stories are well written Saunders is darkly witty, and clearly his heart is in the right place His main point of [..]

  • Based on the opinions of people with excellent taste in books, I knew I was in for something good when I grabbed Pastoralia from the shelf the other day I didn t know what to expect beyond that but it sure wasn t the sardonic giggles this collection gave me Does everyone find their first fora [..]

  • Na vida raramente h cabrito no Tabuleiro Grande e quase sempre papas de aveia no Tabuleiro Pequeno E mesmo assim na vida real h pessoas a chegar ao p de n s e a cagar nas nossas papas de aveia a toda a hora Entre as Lengalengas da Auto Ajuda, os Comprimidos para a Tristeza, as Lam rias, e outras pan [..]

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