By Christopher K. Coffman,Daniel Lukes,Georg Bauer,Carla Bolte,Aaron Chandler,Heather Corcoran,John K. Cox,Okla Elliott,James Franco,Jonathan Franzen,Michael Glawogger,Mariya Gusev,Joshua Jensen,Priscilla Juvelis,Miles Liebtag,Larry McCaffery,Françoise Palle
The essays during this assortment make a case for relating to William T. Vollmann because the such a lot formidable, efficient, and critical dwelling writer within the US. His oeuvre contains not just impressive paintings in different literary genres, but in addition international reportage, moral treatises, work, images, and plenty of different productions. His acceptance as a bold tourist and his fascination with existence at the margins have earned him an extra-literary renown unequaled in our time. might be most significantly, his paintings is phenomenal with regards to the literary second. Vollmann is a member of a bunch of authors who're responding to the skeptical ironies of postmodernism with a reinvigoration of fiction’s affective chances and ethical sensibilities, yet he stands proud even between this cohort for his prioritization of ethical engagement, ancient wisdom, and geopolitical scope. incorporated during this booklet as well as twelve scholarly severe essays are reflections on Vollmann by means of lots of his friends, confidantes, and collaborators, together with Jonathan Franzen, James Franco, and Michael Glawogger. With a preface via Larry McCaffery and an afterword by way of Michael Hemmingson, this publication bargains readings of such a lot of Vollmann’s works, contains the 1st severe engagements with a number of key titles, and introduces quite a number voices from overseas Vollmann scholarship.
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William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion by Christopher K. Coffman,Daniel Lukes,Georg Bauer,Carla Bolte,Aaron Chandler,Heather Corcoran,John K. Cox,Okla Elliott,James Franco,Jonathan Franzen,Michael Glawogger,Mariya Gusev,Joshua Jensen,Priscilla Juvelis,Miles Liebtag,Larry McCaffery,Françoise Palle