By (author) William T Vollmann
Format: Paperback / softback
Europe Central by William T Vollmann
Book DescriptionA daring literary masterpiece and winner of the National Book Award. In this magnificent work of fiction, acclaimed author William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye on the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century to render a mesmerizing perspective on human experience during wartime. Through interwoven narratives that paint a composite portrait of these two battling leviathans and the monstrous age they defined, Europe Central captures a chorus of voices both real and fictional a young German who joins the SS to fight its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults upon his work and life."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143036593
Paperback / softback
(214mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Vollmann is a relentlessly curious, endlessly sensitive, and unequivocally adventurous examiner of human existence. In his work, he offers readers a gorgeously written immersion in the trainhopping, hobo life. 66 b&w photos.
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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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