Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo
Author : George Saunders
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9780812995350
ISBN 13 : 081299535X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln in the Bardo Book Description:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The “devastatingly moving” (People) first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented Named One of Paste’s Best Novels of the Decade • Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR • One of Time’s Ten Best Novels of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book • One of O: The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of the Year February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end? “A luminous feat of generosity and humanism.”—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review “A masterpiece.”—Zadie Smith

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Author : Bec Kavanagh
Publisher :
Total Pages : 12
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1096384495
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Book Description:

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1663607613
ISBN 13 : 9781663607614
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln in the Bardo Book Description:

Study Guide for Book Clubs

Study Guide for Book Clubs
Author : Kathryn Cope
Publisher :
Total Pages : 62
Release : 2017-12-12
ISBN 10 : 1973522608
ISBN 13 : 9781973522607
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide for Book Clubs Book Description:

Whether you are a member of a book club, or simply reading 'Lincoln in the Bardo' for pleasure, this clear and concise guide, written by a specialist in literature, will greatly enhance your reading experience. A comprehensive guide to George Saunders' acclaimed novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz. For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a multi-layered text. *Please note that this is a companion guide only. It does not contain the text of the original novel.*

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Book Analysis

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders  Book Analysis
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages : 58
Release : 2019-05-20
ISBN 10 : 9782808019323
ISBN 13 : 2808019327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Book Analysis Book Description:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Lincoln in the Bardo with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, which tells of Abraham Lincoln’s visits to the graveyard where his young son Willie has just been buried. As well has mourning his son’s premature death, Lincoln wrestles with his conflicting feelings about the Civil War, which at that time was an unpopular and seemingly futile endeavour. Meanwhile, Willie is trapped in a transitional realm between life and death, surrounded by a vividly drawn cast of spirits who refuse to accept their fate and doggedly cling to the world of the living. Lincoln in the Bardo is George Saunders’ first novel, and won the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Lincoln in the Bardo in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Author : George Saunders
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN 10 : 9781526624253
ISBN 13 : 1526624257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Book Description:

In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs.

The Braindead Megaphone

The Braindead Megaphone
Author : George Saunders
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 159448256X
ISBN 13 : 9781594482564
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Braindead Megaphone Book Description:

In a compilation of nonfiction essays, the author shares his thoughts on literature, politics, and travel.

Fox 8

Fox 8
Author : George Saunders
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2013-04-09
ISBN 10 : 9780812995329
ISBN 13 : 0812995325
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fox 8 Book Description:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world—featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

ABE ANN

ABE   ANN
Author : Gary Moore
Publisher :
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2019-05-15
ISBN 10 : 0998711373
ISBN 13 : 9780998711379
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ABE ANN Book Description:

Abraham Lincoln's face is on the penny and the five-dollar bill. His name graces towns and schools and luxury motor cars. In Washington, he is a seated god twenty feet tall in his marble temple. He ended slavery and brought our country through a civil war. What if it all was because of a woman? Auburn-haired Ann Rutledge, feisty and fed-up with propriety, is frontier royalty, the 18-year-old daughter of the founder of the rough little frontier village of New Salem, Illinois, where the 22-year-old Abe Lincoln comes looking for work. She is lively and literate and funny, and Abe is straight off his daddy's farm with jug ears and one change of clothes. Homely and poor, but full of high ambition, Lincoln courts the dazzling red-haired woman who comes into his life like a revelation. In the spell of their feelings, the lovers question the limits in their lives and boldly dream of a better future. But she is engaged to another man. Readers who enjoyed Doris Kearns Goodwin's bestselling Lincoln book Team of Rivals, Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film Lincoln, and George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo will marvel again at this very different and compelling tale of Lincoln as a young man. Not a grand historical treatment but a lyrical telling of a deeply personal tale, ABE & ANN dares to give readers an earnest but untutored Lincoln whose humanity every reader can share, who was weak before he was strong, frightened before he was bold, and deeply in love with a woman whose admiration confirmed his belief in the greatness within him.

George Saunders

George Saunders
Author : Philip Coleman
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 292
Release : 2017-03-25
ISBN 10 : 9783319499321
ISBN 13 : 3319499327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Saunders Book Description:

This timely volume explores the signal contribution George Saunders has made to the development of the short story form in books ranging from CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996) to Tenth of December (2013). The book brings together a team of scholars from around the world to explore topics ranging from Saunders’s treatment of work and religion to biopolitics and the limits of the short story form. It also includes an interview with Saunders specially conducted for the volume, and a preliminary bibliography of his published works and critical responses to an expanding and always exciting creative œuvre. Coinciding with the release of the Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo (2017), George Saunders: Critical Essays is the first book-length consideration of a major contemporary author’s work. It is essential reading for anyone interested in twenty-first century fiction.