A thread of connection went out between me and everyone else. They, too, wanted to be happy. […] It was as if I’d been driving along a highway littered with broken-down cars, blithely unconcerned, then heard a clunk from under my own hood. — George Saunders, on the theme at the heart of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (x)
What a thing it was, to suddenly have a real life happening to us, to be in over our heads but glad about it. — George Saunders (x)

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George Saunders reads from Pastoralia

George Saunders on MFA programs and the state of fiction.