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In Persuasion Nation George Saunders has earned enthusiastic acclaim and a devoted cult following with his first two story collections and the recent novella The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil With his new book In P

  • Title: In Persuasion Nation
  • Author: George Saunders
  • ISBN: 9781594489228
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Persuasion Nation By George Saunders, George Saunders has earned enthusiastic acclaim and a devoted cult following with his first two story collections and the recent novella The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil With his new book, In Persuasion Nation, Saunders ups the ante in every way, and is poised to break out to a wide new audience The stories In Persuasion Nation are easily his best work yet TheGeorge Saunders has earned enthusiastic acclaim and a devoted cult following with his first two story collections and the recent novella The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil With his new book, In Persuasion Nation, Saunders ups the ante in every way, and is poised to break out to a wide new audience 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widows trying to fit in in suburban USA, is included in The Best American Short Stories 2005 His new book includes both unpublished work, and stories that first appeared in The New Yorker, Harper s, and Esquire The stories in this volume work together as a whole whose impact far exceeds the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.

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    1. 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 enjoyed a few of these quite a bit, the collection as a whole felt like of a chore than any other collection of his that I ve read In fact, I usually find Saunders to be especially not impatience inducin [...]

    2. Video Review youtube watch v MFxG_ 14 in my Top 20 Books I Read in 2015 youtube watch v zIWkwFeatured in my Top 5 George Saunders Books youtube watch v 2Bc7gAn 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 disturbing none is long or strong enough to mar the fun you have with this book.Which is the kind of uncomfortable fun yo [...]

    3. 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.

    4. 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 only apparent way to eliminate the disease during that time when the disease was idiopathic and only gay people seemed to have it was to eliminate gay people themselves And didn t that happen in a les [...]

    5. 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 before got too message y for me Still, I m liking it I ve been embarrassed in public when it s been revealed that I m the only one of my friends who has never read George Saunders I guess this oversight is [...]

    6. Last week I found myself in a bit of a pickle I was supposed to have spent my summer tracking down supplementary readings for a unit on media manipulation, but as of two days before my due date I hadn t found one single thing Honestly, I hadn t even bothered to try In short, I was screwed Fortunately, a friend came to my rescue by suggesting In Persuasion Nation, a collection of short stories by George Saunders, and it proved perfect for my needs And thank God I can read a book in a day Way to c [...]

    7. some books, i don t really know what to say, except that i know genius when i read itis book of short stories gives a person to think about life than a rack full of self help books Saunders is telling us crucial things about contemporary life in some funny, bitter, outrageous, out there ways that at least to my limited skill defy description.i guess the most accurate thing i can say about his work is that each story is like a zen koan just when you think you ve got a grip on it, it morphs into [...]

    8. He has cute ideas, but he drags them on to the point where they simply become annoying and boring Reading him is like choosing one food to eat on a deserted island for the rest of your life Good luck Is he a cutting social satirist I would look elsewhere.

    9. B t n g n o bak lar, o nefret dolu bak lar akl mdan kmad yle d nd m E er onun yerinde ben olsayd m, o kadar nefret dolu olsayd m, ne yapard m Eh, yapaca m bir ey onu i imde tutup biriktirmek ve bir gece ta mas na izin vermekti O zaman gizlice d man m n evine girerdim, sonra onu ve ailesini uykular nda b aklard m Ya da vururdum Yapard m bunu Yapmak zorundas n z nsan do as Ben kimseyi su lam yorum kna Ulusu ndan beni deh ete d ren onlarca sat rdan sadece biri payla t m al nt Okunmay ve yazd klar z [...]

    10. What America is, to me, is a guy doesn t want to buy, you let him not buy, you respect his not buying A guy has a crazy notion different from your crazy notion, you pat him on the back and say, Hey pal, nice crazy notion, let s go have a beer America, to me, should be shouting all the time, a bunch of shouting voices, most of them wrong, some of them nuts, but please, not just one droning glamorous reasonable voice From the story My Flamboyant Grandson Brilliant and weird and funny and meticulou [...]

    11. lk k sm sars c ve inan lmaz zekice, ikinci k s m dinleme turu, nc k s m yeniden y kseli ve d rd nc b l m kapan.George Saunders Phil in Deh et Verici K sa Saltanat ile tan m t m Bu kitab ndaki kimi yk leri Phil den daha ok sevdi imi rahatl kla s yleyebilirim Yine kara mizah zaman zaman abs rd mizaha kayd rarak yapaca n yap yor, s z n sak nm yor Saunders Bu bir yk kitab , ama sanmay n ki yk ler birbirinden ba ms z Aksine, hepsin t ketim toplumunun ve pop ler k lt r n irkin y z etraf nda toplanm ka [...]

    12. kna Ulusu t ketim toplumunu yeren distopik yk lerden olu an bir kitap zellikle kitab n ilk b l m ndeki yk ler kar s nda b y lendim Kitap ilerledik e yk lerin benim damak tad ma g re biraz fazla abs rt ka t n belirtmek zorunda olsam da altlar ndaki mesajlar bak m ndan etkileyicili ini yitirmedi.Niran El i nin evirisi her zamanki ak c l nda, g z m t rmayalayan birka yer olsa da okuma keyfini ka rm yor Ayn ey edit rl k i in de ge erli, tertemiz bir kitap olmasa da keyifle okunabiliyor.

    13. originally posted on The Short Story Station What America is, to me, is a guy doesn t want to buy, you let him not buy, you respect his not buying A guy has a crazy notion different from your crazy notion, you pat him on the back and say, Hey pal, nice crazy notion, let s go have a beer America, to me, should be shouting all the time, a bunch of shouting voices, most of them wrong, some of them nuts, but please, not just one droning glamorous reasonable voice Leonard Petrillo, My Flamboyant Gran [...]

    14. After a long recess, I m currently getting back into some fiction George Saunders is all over lately with his first novel having just come out Although I happily concede that there is no coherent argument for genre fiction having any lesser stature vs the literary kind, I just don t like the bulk of it, and seeing the term science fiction bandied about in reviews of Mr Saunders work had at first kept me away But his style is like science augmented reality, or plain old surrealism These stories [...]

    15. I like that every reviewer says this collection is uneven, and then everyone goes on to list different stories as the good ones It is uneven My two cents the experimental the story in this collection is, the better it is The whole looks cynical and ironic looks a little less cynical turns out to have a real heart beneath the irony oh my god I m in tears thing only works if you don t jump straight to the tears as we do in Christmas , and only works if you don t skip the real heart and tears as i [...]

    16. George Saunders seems to have made a pretty solid career for himself by skewering the massively weird and distant ways we consume goods and by goods here I mean history and information as well as pre packed food dreck After reading his last few books I admit I was a little worried for George it seemed like he had found a good basic situation in CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia, mostly the struggle to remain authentically human in a themepark simulation of the real world These are great [...]

    17. hypothetically, george saunders is an author i should like he is unabashedly progressive, very experimental, and witty also, i loved pretty much everything in pastoralia two years ago when i was in graduate school, i held him in the highest esteem, seeing him as something of a descendant of one of my favorites, donald barthelme yes i am a snobby snob snob snob yhow this book thoroughly disappointed me the great stories in it, less than half, were great stories the rest were all failed experiment [...]

    18. In Persuasion Nation s stories main concern here, at least with most of the stories, seems to be the increasingly blurred line between advertising and regular life One story s about a reality show that contains its own commercials another is actually about the characters in commercials specifically the schlemiels, the ones who always lose out And most of it comes off as really absurd, especially when you add in other Saunders mainstays like ghosts and corpses But mostly what I ve been thinking a [...]

    19. Favorite stories from this collection I CAN SPEAK my flamboyant grandson 93990 bard carrigan, american Saunders makes you commiserate with even the worst boss bad guy because even they are caught up in something grander, a bigger system to which we are all subjects in one form or another This one comes up just a tad short behind Tenth of December and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline with the latter being my favorite so far.

    20. George Saunders son zamanlar n en iyi yk c lerinden biri olarak nitelendiriliyorsa kesinlikle bo yere de il Bir iki yk y zellikle ok sevdim ve uzun bir s re akl mdan atabilece imi zannetmiyorum.

    21. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally I had the pleasure of getting to talk with legendary author George Saunders for CCLaP s podcast last week, a rare treat given how in demand he is on this latest tour even among the major media but that meant I had to do some serious cramming in the few weeks leading up to our talk, in that I guiltily confess I only [...]

    22. I didn t love all of the stories in this collection but I still felt lucky to be reading them, if that makes any sense Saunders has that effect From self aware sitcom and commercial characters to recently deceased ghosts, these bitingly hilarious stories are full of absurd, surreal, bizarre people and situations This is satire with a lot of heart genre bending fiction that can best be described as speculative, with a distinct dystopian bent Themes of totalitarianism, capitalism, consumerism and [...]

    23. Biz co ku ve umutla ilerliyoruz onlarsa korkuya saplan p geride kal yorlar Ben zellikle geride kal yorum Nas l b yle g klere kar lm bir yazar oldu unu akl m almad i in geride kal yorum Uzakla abildi imiz kadar uzakla al m, okur yazar olarak ayr kalal m

    24. I like Saunders, although he does lay it on a bit thick at times Subtlety is hard to put one s finger onAnyway, He s got the right take on things, in the sense that he s opinionated in the same way about the same things I am, and expresses those opinions in a very smartass manner Always willing to be preached to in the choir, here.There s a dark streak to some of the stories, and the bits of black humor kind of fell flat with me It was almost as if he s a nice guy who s got a great concept, but [...]

    25. Most of the stories in this collection are relentlessly similar, situated in consumerist dystopias or just plain weirdness Brad Carrigan, American, is the best of these One of the affecting stories is Christmas, about a loserish young man who lives in his aunt s basement in Chicago, works on a roofing crew with a bunch of even worse off n er do wells, and doesn t have good enough prospects to hang on to his girlfriend Saunders grew up on the south side of Chicago I have no idea if the story bea [...]

    26. The first 4 stories in this book are delightfully, satirically funny They are very clever commentary on our current American lifestyle The very last story commcomm has some absolutely hilarious, laugh out loud lines poking fun at ultra religious people and govt bureaucrat speak.The rest of the book pages 73 through 195 is mostly a waste of time and just plain stupid I read through them hoping to find good ones, but they were terrible, especially 93990

    27. i m gonna give george saunders two chances, and that s it yeah, we get it you don t like commercaials none of us do stop being a pretentious douchebag, dude you teach at syracuse last time i checked, GT beat you 56 0 in 2013 ACC football, and we barely know the english alphabet NYPL checkout.

    28. Clever, at time quite funny, well written no surprise , but the tricks wore thin quickly and I grew tired of the voice and the political allegories Even though I enjoyed each story, I felt like I could abandon the book at any point and not really regret it.

    29. This collection of short stories is broken into four parts Each part beginning with a quote attributed to a nonexistant Bernard Ed Alton from a fictitious Taskbook for the New Nation Each of the quotes hinting to a common theme s explored by the stories collected in each of the parts.i Our enemies will first assail the health of our commerce, throwing up this objection and that to innovative methods and approaches designed to expand our prosperity and thus our freedom Their old fashioned clingin [...]

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