The Resource Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders

Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel
Title
Lincoln in the bardo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Saunders
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth," the president says at the time. "God has called him home." Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices--living and dead, historical and invented--to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, George
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a full cast
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Offerman, Nick
  • Sedaris, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Grief
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965917428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553397574
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780553397574
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 40c231
  • PRHA 4588
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)965917428
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965917428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553397574
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780553397574
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 40c231
  • PRHA 4588
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)965917428
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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