On Valentine’s Day, George Saunders agreed to Gchat with The Paris Review Daily to discuss his use of the modern vernacular in fiction; his new book, Tenth of December; as well as Nicki Minaj and what is, according to Saunders, one of the great undernarrrated pleasures of living.
George: Hi Katherine – ready on this end when you are
me: Hi George!
I am prepared
George: Well, I’m not sure I am. But I am willing. 🙂
me: we could just do the whole thing as emoticons
:/ :l 😕
George: Man, you are a virtuosiii of emoticons.
me: A symptom of my generation…
George: I only know that one.
me: You only know happiness, then.
George: No – I only know the SYMBOL for happiness. Like, I can’t do ENNUI. Read More