Conversations with George Saunders

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Conversations with George Saunders

Conversations with George Saunders

ISBN
217b0feb-f500-3925-9548-7a00b81ae7ac
pBesides being one of Americas most celebrated living authors, George Saunders (b. 1958) is also an excellent interview subject. In the fourteen interviews included in emConversations with George Saunders/em, covering nearly twenty years of his career, the Booker Prizewinning author of emLincoln in the Bardo/em and emTenth of December/em provides detailed insight into his own writing process and craft, alongside nuanced interpretations of his own work. He also delves into aspects of his biography, including anecdotes from his childhood and his experiences as both a student and teacher in MFA programs, as well as reflections on how parenthood affected his writing, the role of religious belief and practice in his work, and how he has dealt with his growing popularity and fame./ppThroughout this collection, we see him in conversation with former students, fellow writers, mainstream critics, and literary scholars. In each instance, Saunders is eager to engage in meaningful dialogue about what he calls the big questions of our age. In a number of interviews, he reflects on the moral and ethical responsibility of fiction, as well as how his work engages with issues of social and political commentary. But at the same time, these interviews, like all of Saunderss best work, are funny, warm, surprising, and wise. Saunders says he has always enjoyed doing interviews in part because he views intense, respectful conversation as, really, an artforman exploration of sorts. Readers of this volume will have the pleasure of joining him in this process of exploration./p
  • Categoría BISAC LCO020000
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2022
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