CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
cover of the 1st trade paperback edition (February 1, 1997)
|January 16, 1996|
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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline is the first book by American writer George Saunders. It was published in 1996. It's also his debut story collection, consisting of six short stories and a novella. Many of the stories initially appeared in different forms in various magazines, including Kenyon Review, Harper's, The New Yorker and Quarterly West. The collection was a New York Times Notable Book for 1996, as well as a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award.
- "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline" (Kenyon Review, 1992)
- "Isabelle" (Indiana Review, 1994; reprinted in Harper's, 1994)
- "The Wavemaker Falters" (Witness, 1993)
- "The 400-Pound CEO" (Harper's, 1993)
- "Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz" (The New Yorker, 1992)
- "Downtrodden Mary's Failed Campaign of Terror" (Quarterly West, 1992)
- "Bounty" (Harper's, 1995)
Awards, Honors and Other Appearances
- Both "The 400-Pound CEO" (in 1994), and "Bounty" (in 1996), were recognized with National Magazine Awards for Fiction.
- "Notable Books of the Year 1996". nytimes.com. The New York Times. 1996-12-08. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Contributor's Page: George Saunders". The New Yorker.
- "George Saunders - Penguin Random House".
- "National Magazine Award Winners 1966-2015 - ASME".
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