Reading Saunders

I watched an interview with George Saunders the other day, about his recent book on writing, and drove out to a local Morgenstern Books to pick up a copy.

And it’s been such a pleasure to watch him break down the complexities of several Russian short stories with his characteristic humility and care.

Here’s a lovely passage from the opening: “The resistance in the stories is quiet, at a slant, and comes from perhaps the most radical idea of all: that every human being is worthy of attention and that the origins of every good and evil capability of the universe may be found by observing a single, even very humble, person and the turnings of his or her mind.”

I highly recommend this thoughtful, inquisitive, funny book to both writers and readers! ❤️