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Cutting hard and deep with George SaundersJan 04 2013

The Twitter is afire with rave reviews of Joel Lovell's profile of writer George Saunders for the upcoming issue of the NY Times Magazine.

It is true that if there exists a "writer's writer," Saunders is the guy. "There is really no one like him," Lorrie Moore wrote. "He is an original -- but everyone knows that." Tobias Wolff, who taught Saunders when he was in the graduate writing program at Syracuse in the mid-'80s, said, "He's been one of the luminous spots of our literature for the past 20 years," and then added what may be the most elegant compliment I've ever heard paid to another person: "He's such a generous spirit, you'd be embarrassed to behave in a small way around him."

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