William T Vollmann

Vollmann, William T. “Across the Divide.” The New Yorker, May 15, 2000: 58–71. ———. An Afghanistan Picture Show, or, How I Saved the World. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. ———. Afterword to A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, ...

William T  Vollmann

"This fascinating, massive, wide-ranging collection that editors Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes have gathered together into William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion will soon be recognized as one of those rare critical books for which that egregiously overused term 'groundbreaking' is fully justified." —Larry McCaffery, from the preface of William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion The essays in this collection make a case for regarding William T. Vollmann as the most ambitious, productive, and important living author in the US. His oeuvre includes not only outstanding work in numerous literary genres, but also global reportage, ethical treatises, paintings, photographs, and many other productions. His reputation as a daring traveler and his fascination with life on the margins have earned him an extra-literary renown unequaled in our time. Perhaps most importantly, his work is exceptional in relation to the literary moment. Vollmann is a member of a group of authors who are responding to the skeptical ironies of postmodernism with a reinvigoration of fiction’s affective possibilities and moral sensibilities, but he stands out even among this cohort for his prioritization of moral engagement, historical awareness, and geopolitical scope. Included in this book in addition to twelve scholarly critical essays are reflections on Vollmann by many of his peers, confidantes, and collaborators, including Jonathan Franzen, James Franco, and Michael Glawogger. With a preface by Larry McCaffery and an afterword by Michael Hemmingson, this book offers readings of most of Vollmann’s works, includes the first critical engagements with several key titles, and introduces a range of voices from international Vollmann scholarship.

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William T. Vollmann
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Christopher K. Coffman, Daniel Lukes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-18 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

"This fascinating, massive, wide-ranging collection that editors Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes have gathered together into William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion will soon be recognized as one of those rare critical books for which that egregiously overused term 'groundbreaking' is fully justified." —Larry McCaffery, from the preface of
Conversations with William T. Vollmann
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Daniel Lukes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-27 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Across fiction, journalism, ethnography, and history, William T. Vollmann’s oeuvre—which includes a “prostitution trilogy,” a septology (Seven Dreams) about encounters between first North Americans and European colonists, and a more-than-three-thousand-page philosophical treatise on violence—is as ambitious as it is dazzling. Conversations with William T. Vollmann collects twenty-nine interviews, from early
Thoughts of William T. Smith: Volume Two
Language: en
Pages: 94
Authors: William T. Smith
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-07 - Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

Thoughts of William T. Smith: Volume Two By: William T. Smith Thoughts of William T. Smith: Volume Two continues the author’s praise of Lord Jesus and encourages readers to do the same. Praise Him for the funny things, the life you live — even the trials you face. No matter
General William T. Sherman: A Memoir
Language: en
Pages: 777
Authors: William Tecumseh Sherman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-18 - Publisher: e-artnow

First published ten years after the end of the Civil War, "Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" were among the first memoirs written by one of the prominent Civil War generals. The memoirs caused a lot of controversy, especially because of the author's unfair treatment of General Grant. General Sherman
Memoirs of General William T. Sherman
Language: en
Pages: 777
Authors: William Tecumseh Sherman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-05 - Publisher: e-artnow

Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and