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William T. Vollmann

Autor/a de Europe Central

52+ obres 8,482 Membres 160 Ressenyes 43 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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, mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de William T. Vollmann

Europe Central (2005) 1,535 exemplars
The Ice-Shirt (1990) — Autor; Il·lustrador, algunes edicions551 exemplars
Poor People (2007) 430 exemplars
You Bright & Risen Angels (1987) — Autor — 413 exemplars
The Royal Family (2001) 402 exemplars
The Rainbow Stories (1989) 384 exemplars
The Atlas (1996) 373 exemplars
Whores for Gloria (1992) 356 exemplars
The Rifles (1994) 302 exemplars
Butterfly Stories (1993) 292 exemplars
Fathers and Crows (1992) 281 exemplars
Riding Toward Everywhere (2008) 261 exemplars
Imperial (2009) 244 exemplars
Argall (2001) 244 exemplars
The Dying Grass (1800) 217 exemplars
Last Stories and Other Stories (2014) 136 exemplars
No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (2018) — Autor — 120 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (2012) — Editor — 114 exemplars
Kissing the Mask (2010) 98 exemplars
No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies (2018) — Autor — 74 exemplars
The Lucky Star: A Novel (2020) 62 exemplars
Imperial: Photographs (2009) — Author & Photographer — 31 exemplars
The Book of Dolores (2013) 20 exemplars
Seven Dreams Summary (1980) 1 exemplars
Nicole 1 exemplars
Etoile de Paris (2010) 1 exemplars
Vollmann William 1 exemplars

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Viatge al fons de la nit (1983) — Epíleg, algunes edicions5,975 exemplars
Sota el volcà (1947) — Epíleg, algunes edicions4,365 exemplars
Dirty Snow (1948)algunes edicions946 exemplars
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (1978) — Epíleg, algunes edicions702 exemplars
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 616 exemplars
The Train Was on Time (1949) — Epíleg, algunes edicions561 exemplars
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Col·laborador — 515 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 345 exemplars
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 276 exemplars
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Col·laborador — 256 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 211 exemplars
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 7 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2001) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (2010) — Col·laborador — 154 exemplars
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Omer Pasha Latas (1976) — Introducció, algunes edicions125 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of International Erotica (1996) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2009) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels (2000) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Open All Night (1995) — Text — 42 exemplars
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (1993) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Black Clock 3 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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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.… (més)
 
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hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | 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).… (més)
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nog | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Jan 4, 2024 |

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Obres
52
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36
Membres
8,482
Popularitat
#2,840
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
160
ISBN
203
Llengües
8
Preferit
43

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