The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders

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  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Humor,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Form - Essays,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Essays

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9490223M
ISBN 10159448256X
ISBN 109781594482564

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George Saunders’s Braindead Megaphone uses the fiction author’s trademark ability to, as the Boston Globe puts it, "convert his sorrow about mankind into exquisite comedies of disappointment" and applies it to the sometimes surreal and often discomfiting world around him/5(48).

There is a nice confluence between this book and DFW's Consider the Lobster-- in particular the last of Wallace's essays, which is on American talk radio, segues seamlessly into the Saunders' first essay, "The Braindead Megaphone", which is as good an essay on the dumbing influence of mainstream media as I've ever read.4/5.

About The Braindead Megaphone. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book. The title essay of George Saunders’ The Braindead Megaphone invites the reader to imagine a person at a party with a megaphone.

Megaphone Guy might not have much to say, but he’s got a megaphone and so he is heard, his utterances setting the agenda for the entire party, the party’s collective intelligence (its crowd-like wisdom if you want to put it that way) determined by the.

The title essay of George Saunders' non-fiction collection The Braindead Megaphone calmly and clearly rails against broadcast news' abject failure to keep the public properly informed.

Much of what Saunders says—that news has become a business, and that in business, what sells trumps what's important—is fairly obvious, and has certainly been said before. Megaphone Guy, it seemed, had gone a little braindead. Or part of him had.

What had gone dead was the curious part that should have been helping us decide about the morality and intelligence of invasion, that should have known that the war being discussed was a real war, that might actually happen, to real, currently living people.

Perhaps the most conventional essay here, and one of the most powerful, is the title piece that opens the collection. Saunders employs “The Braindead Megaphone” as a metaphor for mass media and shows how arguably talented, intelligent individuals have achieved a collective effect of dumbing down the national discourse.

George Saunders is the author of the novella The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil and three short story collections, In Persuasion Nation, Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, as well as the children’s book, The Very Persistent Gappers of work has received four National Magazine Awards, and has been selected for the O.

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Saunder’s collection of essays presents smart an. George Saunders is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo; Tenth of December; In Persuasion Nation; The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; The Braindead Megaphone; and a children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Harper's and 4/5(11).

In the best of the dispatches in “The Braindead Megaphone,” he travels along the Mexican-American border between Brownsville, Tex., and San Diego. He regards the book’s disastrous ending. This braindead tendency is viral and manifests intermittently; while it is the blood in the veins of some of our media figures, it flickers on and off in others.

It frequently sheds its political skin for a stroll through Entertainment Park, where it leers and smirks and celebrates when someone is brought low by, say, an absence of underwear or.

The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Megaphone Man isn’t just the collective voice of the media; it is the surrounding people and environment that also contribute to the spreading of ideas.

George Saunders defines “ the Megaphone as the composite of the hundreds of voices we hear each day that come to us from people we don’t know, via high-tech sources ”().

George Saunders - The Braindead Megaphone. Later, the People Who Know are contradicted, in an elevator, by another Man Who Knows, a suave Luxembourgian who sells financial-services products to Dubai banks.4/5(32).

The Braindead Megaphone Paperback – Sept. 4 by George Saunders (Author) out of 5 stars 32 ratings. See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Audible /5(32). Think about the last good book you read. Did it make you feel more connected to others.

Maybe it served as a welcome escape. Maybe it helped you rediscover the beauty in life. Did it surprise you. As an independent bookstore, we strive to offer the same variety and richness of experience as the books on our shelves. And because the only people. The Braindead Megaphone George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics.

At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the Buddha Boy of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the /5(4).

The Braindead Megaphone audiobook, by George Saunders From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention. George Saunders is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo; Tenth of December; In Persuasion Nation; The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; The Braindead Megaphone; and a children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Harper's and GQ.

By combining smart with funny, Saunders tours the American psyche through literature, politics, and international travel. The results are compelling and persuasive.

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The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever/5(30). The Braindead Megaphone starts with the idea of a megaphone in a party, spouting nonsensical information or “blurting things out” by “favoring the conceptual-general.” George Saunders compares the Braindead Megaphone in the party to news media and how news media switches from a “corporate model” of business to a “public-interest.

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For the title essay alone, this is the nonfiction book of the year. Saunders coins this term "The Braindead Megaphone" for our mass media and the circus its made of everything from the OJ Simpson Trial to the War in Iraq - and how we end up thinking and talking about such events, from the most ridiculous to the most serious, in equivalent terms.5/5(5).

"The Braindead Megaphone" is critical of both George W. Bush's administration for essentially shouting above everyone else, pressing its opinions into the soft tissue of brains in the United States and in various other countries, as well as the lapdog media outlets who, despite half-hearted displays of regret, annoyance, and anger (authentic in.

The Braindead Megaphone, the author’s first book of essays and reportage, proves one thing above all: when Saunders turns his attention away from the various dystopias he has imagined for us over the past dozen years, when he aims his gift for surrealist satire at the all-too-real dystopia we call home, he can achieve some unforgettable.

Saunders has won prizes for his best-selling children’s book, “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip,” and for a book of essays titled “The Braindead Megaphone,” and he has been featured.

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The Braindead Megaphone George Saunders. The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever.

George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays. George Saunders' "The Braindead Megaphone: Essays": Review In the title essay, the Megaphone Guy struts in, sets up his amplified bray, and his listeners find themselves unable to carry on their conversations, forced as they are to adopt his expressions, giving way to his domination, without realizing his sway.

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