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William T. Vollmann

Autor(a) de Europe Central

52+ Works 8,533 Membros 160 Críticas 43 Favorited

About the Author

Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University. He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan. He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, mostrar mais was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por William T. Vollmann

Europe Central (2005) 1,542 exemplares
The Ice-Shirt (1990) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições555 exemplares
Poor People (2007) 432 exemplares
You Bright & Risen Angels (1987) — Autor — 416 exemplares
The Royal Family (2001) 404 exemplares
The Rainbow Stories (1989) 387 exemplares
The Atlas (1996) 377 exemplares
Whores for Gloria (1992) 356 exemplares
The Rifles (1994) 307 exemplares
Butterfly Stories (1993) 291 exemplares
Fathers and Crows (1992) 282 exemplares
Riding Toward Everywhere (2008) 263 exemplares
Argall (2001) 247 exemplares
Imperial (2009) 244 exemplares
The Dying Grass (1800) 221 exemplares
Last Stories and Other Stories (2014) 136 exemplares
No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (2018) — Autor — 121 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (2012) — Editor — 117 exemplares
Kissing the Mask (2010) 98 exemplares
No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies (2018) — Autor — 74 exemplares
The Lucky Star: A Novel (2020) 63 exemplares
Imperial: Photographs (2009) — Author & Photographer — 31 exemplares
The Book of Dolores (2013) 20 exemplares
Seven Dreams Summary (1980) 1 exemplar
Nicole 1 exemplar
Etoile de Paris (2010) 1 exemplar
Vollmann William 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Journey to the End of the Night (1983) — Posfácio, algumas edições6,003 exemplares
Under the Volcano (1947) — Posfácio, algumas edições4,394 exemplares
Dirty Snow (1948)algumas edições951 exemplares
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (1978) — Posfácio, algumas edições708 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 615 exemplares
The Train Was on Time (1949) — Posfácio, algumas edições567 exemplares
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuidor — 517 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 7 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2001) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Omer Pasha Latas (1976) — Introdução, algumas edições130 exemplares
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of International Erotica (1996) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2009) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Open All Night (1995) — Text — 42 exemplares
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Black Clock 3 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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I've been drifting in and out of this for a few weeks now. Some of stories were like pulling teeth for me to get through (the one about garbage recyclers in Cairo comes to mind) but others were completely fascinating (Chernobyl and the skiing in Norway).

I think I'd probably be happier reading the imaginary book: "Best American Adventure Travel Writing".

The thing I like best about collections like this is being able to come to them when you need something to read but can't commit to a serious novel. This has been good bedtime reading for me this month.… (mais)
 
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hmonkeyreads | 1 outra crítica | Jan 25, 2024 |
The moral calculus was a slog, and the case studies a bit less so, the latter due to what felt like going on too long. (But then again, doesn't perpetual violence always feel like—and isn't it really—too long?) Most of the rest of the book, though, was fascinating in a way I can't fully describe, which in addition to actually being a good thing for reading purposes, may also get at why we can't just make neat categories or judgments about violence and call it a day.
 
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KatrinkaV | 8 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2024 |
20th century history filtered through high school jocks and nerds (and sentient insects). Too long and too bitter.
 
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audient_void | 3 outras críticas | Jan 6, 2024 |
The last 200 pages or so wore me out. There wasn't any unifying theme, and after reading a lot of Proustian prose about Shostakovich, he again pops up for another 100 pages of self-pity in the chapter "Opus 110". I found all the music-related similes at best awkward and at worst total nonsense. This novel is the epitome of overwritten and adds zero understanding of Germany and Russia during WWII, but provides a backdrop for imagined affairs and angst for the two countrie's artists, composers, and filmmakers. I'm done with Vollmann if this is an example of his best work (he got the National Book Award for this one).… (mais)
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nog | 32 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |

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Obras
52
Also by
36
Membros
8,533
Popularidade
#2,821
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
160
ISBN
203
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
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