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In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation

  • Title: In Persuasion Nation
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  • ISBN : 9781594482427
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 228 pages


The stories In Persuasion Nation are easily his best work yet The Red Bow, about a town consumed by pet killing hysteria, won a 2004 National Magazine Award and Bohemians, the story of two supposed Eastern European widows trying to fit in in suburban USA, is included in The Best American Short Stories 2005 His new book includes both unpublished work, and stories that The stories In Persuasion Nation are easily his best work yet The Red Bow, about a town consumed by pet killing hysteria, won a 2004 National Magazine Award and Bohemians, the story of two supposed Eastern European widows trying to fit in in suburban USA, is included in The Best American Short Stories 2005 His new book includes both unpublished work, and stories that first appeared in The New Yorker, Harper s, and Esquire The stories in this volume work together as a whole whose impact far exceeds the simple sum of its parts Fans of Saunders know and love him for his sharp and hilarious satirical eye But In Persuasion Nation also includes personal and poignant pieces that reveal a new kind of emotional conviction in Saunders s writing.Saunders s work in the last six years has come to be recognized as one of the strongest and most consoling cries in the wilderness of the millennium s political and cultural malaise In Persuasion Nation s sophistication and populism should establish Saunders once and for all as this generation s literary voice of wisdom and humor in a time when we need it most


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




In Persuasion Nation Reviews (31)

  • Not my favorite Saunders, though to be clear, my rating is specifically on a Saunders scale rather than a compared to all other short story books type of thing That may or not be fair okay, it s not , but it can t really be helped after you ve spent enough time with a particular author Though I enjo [..]

  • George Saunders is like The Onion for the literati He s hilarious, to be sure, but also capable of parsing the 9 11 reaction by the U.S in a brilliant five page allegory. [..]

  • Video Review in my Top 20 Books I Read in 2015 in my Top 5 George Saunders Books amazingly colorful short story collection on the dangers and absurdities of modern consumer society Some stories are heartwarming and uplifting like, tearjerking uplifting some are mercilessly cruel some are borderline [..]

  • Just through my love of Saunders, I noticed that I read this book again by periodically reading these stories during work breaks The Red Bow is particularly chilling, and during a dull meeting recently I thought about it and I was like Ohhh do you think it s a metaphor for AIDS The red bow That the [..]

  • I m sure this has been said before, but Madison Avenue suffered a grave loss when this guy decided to go into fiction.I really enjoyed all the stories in the first, ad themed section, but it s sort of been on a gentle downhill from there Some of these like The Red Ribbon, the only one I d read befor [..]

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