By (author) William T. Vollmann
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Atlas by William T. Vollmann
Book DescriptionHailed by Newsday as "the most unconventional--and possibly the most exciting and imaginative--novelist at work today," William T. Vollmann has also established himself as an intrepid journalist willing to go to the hottest spots on the planet. Here he draws on these formidable talents to create a web of fifty-three interconnected tales, what he calls ?a piecemeal atlas of the world I think in.?Set in locales from Phnom Penh to Sarajevo, Mogadishu to New York, and provocatively combining autobiography with invention, fantasy with reportage, these stories examine poverty, violence, and loss even as they celebrate the beauty of landscape, the thrill of the alien, the infinitely precious pain of love. The Atlas brings to life a fascinating array of human beings: an old Inuit walrus-hunter, urban aborigines in Sydney, a crack-addicted prostitute, and even Vollmann himself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140254495
(197mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author William T. Vollmann
Great Prince Died, Paperback (September 2015)
On August 20, 1940, Marxist philosopher, politician, and revolutionary Leon Trotsky was attacked with an ice axe in his home in Coyoacan, Mexico. He died the next day. The author offers his account of Trotsky's assassination as witnessed through the eyes of an array of characters: the young American student, the Mexican police chief, and more.
Electric Edge of Academe, Hardback (April 2015)View all books by William T. Vollmann
The life story of a daring innovator, entrepreneur, and educational reformer"
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Author Biography - William T. Vollmann
William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.
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