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    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a strange purgatory – called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo – invisible to his father, bowed at the tomb Within this transitional realm, where ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders’ inimitable humour, pathos and grace Here he invents an exhilarating new form, and is confirmed as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices – living and dead, historical and fictional – Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 343
  • Lincoln in the Bardo
  • George Saunders
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 9781408871744

10 thoughts on “Lincoln in the Bardo

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDF

    It's a beautiful and sad but a strangely told story, and the narrative is different from anything I've read . The back of the cover description tells a poignant detail about Lincoln which Saunders in the Q&A tells us was the thought that formed for him the heart of this story. At the time of his 11 year old son Willie's death by typhoid fever, it was reported that Lincoln went to the crypt at night to hold his son's body. The grief that one can almost feel in that image is the essence of this book and has been fully and imaginatively depicted. The grief - this book is so filled with Lincoln's grief, it will break your heart. While this is told in such a unique way, it too


  2. Liz Liz says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFI should have known. I really don't do well with the avant garde. I want a plot, I want a story. I want character development. This offers none of the above. I felt lost. Vague memories of Ionesco and Beckett kept cropping up as I tried to plough through this. The book alternates between reading like a thesis, full of quotes from “other” sources and then almost more like a play. Ghosts come and ghosts go. They each have their own little mini-story but there is little continuity. Some ghosts appear more often; Blevins and Vollman act as narrators, moving the meager story forward. The Rev. Thomas provides a glimpse of a sort of Revelations style individual reckoning. There are sections that are enticing or interesting. But they are small glimpses of jewels.

    I am clearly in the minority here.


  3. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDF”The rich notes of the Marine Band in the apartments below came to the sick-room in soft, subdued murmurs, like the wild, faint sobbing of far off spirits.” Keckley, op. cit.

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  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFYes, I know I stand alone in my dislike for this book. EVERYONE loves it. Nope, not me. I actually hated it. I've heard people say they wanted to throw a book across a room and I never understood that desire to harm a book, but for me, this is one to throw. I should know better than to read a book in which the review says something like an alternative writing a different way of telling a story. That just means it's weird


  5. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFFrom the first day I saw that George Sanders had a new release--I kept walking. I had a lot of resistance to read George Sanders again.
    The Tenth of December


  6. Emily May Emily May says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFWhat a painfully boring book. 166 narrators chiming in and overlapping in a story that seems so random and disconnected for the most part. It might be deep, and it might be clever, but if there isn't the barest spark of something to make you care wh


  7. Taryn Taryn says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFI had a complicated relationship with this book. The writing was exquisite and I was amazed at the brilliance of the author, but there were also long sections where I felt completely lost.

    The tide runs out but never runs in. The stones roll downhill but do not roll back up.


    What I'm about to write doesn't even begin to sum this book up! President Abraham Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son Willie passes away after an illness. However, Willie doesn't realize he's dead. His soul is stuck in a transitional phase along with the other ghosts who populate the cemetery. On the evening of the funeral, Lincoln returns to th


  8. Kevin Ansbro Kevin Ansbro says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDF My son, here may indeed be torment, but not death.
    —Dante (Purgatorio)

    There really, really must be something wrong with me.
    Many of my esteemed Goodreads friends, whose rave reviews I have a lot of faith in, are smitten with George Saunders' book. It's even won the blimmin' Booker Prize for crying out loud!

    Um, where to


  9. Cheri Cheri says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDF !! NOW AVAILABLE !!

    4.5 Stars

    How does one review a book such as this one? No words could possibly truly convey the potential journey a reader is embarking on when they open this novel. This is certainly nothing like any other book I’ve read, in concept or in style.

    Before I requested this, I looked up several references to the definition of the bardo, both the Tibetan definition and how it’s meaning carries beyond the definition. Bardo is the “in-between place” a “transitional state,” the period of the afterlife between two states – our


  10. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFWow, this wasn't just reading a novel it was a true reading experience. Wholly inventive, imaginative, the amount of research staggering, something totally new and different. Will admit having some trouble in the beginning,


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Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDFThe extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prizewinning, National Book Awardshortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at Lincoln in Epub / the dawn of the Civil War FebruaryThe American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved elevenyearold son lies gravely ill In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery Newspapers report that a griefstricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy’s body From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a strange purgatory – called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo – invisible to his father, bowed at the tomb Within this transitional realm, where ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders’ inimitable humour, pathos and grace Here he invents an exhilarating new form, and is confirmed as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices – living and dead, historical and fictional – Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?.


About the Author: George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo eBook ß Lincoln in Epub / lincoln epub, bardo book, Lincoln in book, Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo PDF.