Braindead Megaphone

ISBN-10: 159448256X

ISBN-13: 9781594482564

Edition: 2007

Authors: George Saunders

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The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"-not to mention an official Genius-a trade paperback original and his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

George Saunders is the author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia.

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The new Mecca
Thank you, Esther Forbes
A survey of the literature
Mr. Vonnegut in Sumatra
A brief study of the British
Nostalgia
Ask the optimist!
Proclamation
Woof : a plea of sorts
The great divider
Thought experiment
The perfect gerbil : reading Barthelme's "The school"
The United States of Huck : introduction to The adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Buddha Boy
Manifesto : a press release from PRKA
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