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George Saunders Quotes
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn't see it. He can't. He's average and is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||2nd December, 1958|
|Profession:||Essayist, Journalist, Professor, Writer|
George Saunders was born in Amarillo, Texas, USA. He is an American short story writer, journalist, essayist, and professor. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and GQ. He also contributed a weekly column, American Psyche, to the weekend magazine of The Guardian until October 2008. He received a B.S. in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1981. He was awarded an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University in 1988. since 1997, he serves as a professor of creative writing at Syracuse University. He has written several short stories collection including CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, In Persuasion Nation, and Tenth of December. He has written The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip( children's book) and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil(novella). He has written The Braindead Megaphone(essay collection). He won the National Magazine Award, World Fantasy Award, PEN/Malamud Award, Story Prize, and Folio Prize. In 2006, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013, he was a finalist for the National Book Award.
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