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Tenth of December

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act' In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill'the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December'through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit'not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov's dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness." NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best book you'll read this year."'The New York Times Magazine "A feat of inventiveness . . . This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. . . . George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."'Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner "The best short-story writer in English'not 'one of,' not 'arguably,' but the Best."'Mary Karr, Time "A visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised."'Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Saunders's startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world."'People "It's no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."'The Wall Street Journal "An irresistible mix of humor and humanity . . . that will make you beam with unmitigated glee. [Grade:] A"'Entertainment Weekly GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE From the Hardcover edition.

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  • "Als sie, den Kopf voller grandioser Weltumarmungsgefühle, von einem Fremden entführt zu werden droht, steht der Nachbarjunge, der alles mit ansieht, vor einer schweren Entscheidung: Soll er ignorieren, dass das schönste aller Mädchen vermutlich Opfer eines Verbrechens wird, oder soll er sich über alle moralischen Gebote, nach denen ihn seine Eltern grossgezogen haben, hinwegsetzen und eingreifen? Oder da ist der Mann, den medizinische Versuche über die Grenzen seines Selbst hinausführen, und zwar sowohl in puncto Lust als auch in puncto Mordlust. Und da ist in der Titelgeschichte der dicke, einsame Junge, der sich auf unsicheres Eis begibt und dabei die Selbstmordabsichten eines alten kranken Mannes durchkreuzt... George Saunders seziert in seinen oft nur wenige Seiten langen Storys mit beissendem Humor und oft nur wenigen Strichendie ganze Fehlbarkeit und Schwäche der menschlichen Natur wie unserer Gesellschaft und Zeit. Diese Erzählungen vergisst man lange nicht.-"
  • ""A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.""
  • "-George Saunders wurde 1958 in Amarillo, Texas, geboren und kam erst auf Umwegen zur Literatur. Er studierte Geophysik, arbeitete auf den Ölfeldern in Sumatra und schlug sich nach seiner Rückkehr als Türsteher, Dachdecker und Schlachthausgehilfe durch, bevor er Literatur studierte. Inzwischen hat er mehrere Bände mit Kurzgeschichten, einen Essayband und ein Kinderbuch veröffentlicht, lehrt Creative Writing an der Syracuse University und wurde u.a. 2006 mit dem MacArthur 'Genius Grant' und dem Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009 mit dem Academy Award der American Academy of Arts and Letters ausgezeichnet und erhielt 2013 den PEN/Malamud Award. George Saunders gilt als einer der besten Shortstory-Autoren der Gegenwart und neben David Foster Wallace als einer der bedeutendsten modernen Autoren Amerikas. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und zwei Töchtern in Oneonta, New York."
  • "In a recent interview, when asked how he saw the role of the writer, Saunders said "To me, the writer's main job is to make the story unscroll in such a way that the reader is snared -- she's right there, seeing things happen and caring about them. And if you dedicate yourself to this job, the meanings more or less take care of themselves." In Tenth of December, the reader is always right there, and the meanings are beautiful and profound and abundant. The title story is an exquisite, moving account of the intersection, at a frozen lake in the woods, of a young misfit and a middle-aged cancer patient who goes there to commit suicide, only to end up saving the boy's life. "Home" is the often funny, often poignant account of a soldier returning from the war. And "Victory Lap" is a taut, inventive story about the attempted abduction of a teenage girl."
  • "Bundel satirische verhalen over goedbedoelende personages in kleinstedelijk Amerika die terechtkomen in verrassende situaties."
  • "One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These unsettling, insightful, and hilarious stories explore what makes us good and what makes us human."
  • "George Saunders, der unumstrittene Meister der zeitgenössischen Shortstory, hat mit seinen neuen Erzählungen nicht nur die literarische Welt im Sturm genommen. Sein Band "Zehnter Dezember" war das Buchereignis des Frühjahrs 2013 und sprang sofort auf die oberen Ränge der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste. In Frank Heiberts kongenialer Übersetzung liegen diese brillanten, einzigartigen, witzigen, zärtlichen und übermütigen Erzählungen jetzt auch auf Deutsch vor. Niemand versteht es, so virtuos und ungewöhnlich über ganz gewöhnliche, unvollkommene Menschen zu schreiben, die sich mit einer nicht ganz gewöhnlichen, unvollkommenen Welt herumschlagen, wie George Saunders. Da ist zum Beispiel die fünfzehnjährige Alison.-"
  • "NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act' In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill'the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December'through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit'not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov's dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness." NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best book you'll read this year."'The New York Times Magazine "A feat of inventiveness . . . This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. . . . George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."'Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner "The best short-story writer in English'not 'one of,' not 'arguably,' but the Best."'Mary Karr, Time "A visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised."'Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Saunders's startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world."'People "It's no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."'The Wall Street Journal "An irresistible mix of humor and humanity . . . that will make you beam with unmitigated glee. [Grade:] A"'Entertainment Weekly GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "In the taut opener, Victory lap, a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In Home, a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is."@en
  • "A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit."
  • "A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit."@en

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