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Author Vollmann, William T.

Title Expelled from Eden : a William T. Vollmann reader / edited by Larry McCaffery and Michael Hemmingson.

Publication Info. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press ; [2004]
[Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  VOLLMANN, WILLIAM T.    Check Shelf
Description xl, 479 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Preface / Michael Hemmingson -- Introduction / Larry McCaffery -- Part 1: Background and influences: Biographical statement (c. 1989) ; From "The land of counterpane" ; The butterfly boy ; Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (1968) ; Some thoughts on neglected water taps ; List of "Contemporary" books most admired by Vollmann (1990) ; From "The ghost of magnetism" ; Preface to Ken Miller's Open all night ; Ken Miller, selection of photos ; Honesty -- Part II: On death, war, and violence: Three meditations on death ; Across the divide ; Regrets of a schoolteacher ; Zoya ; From "The grave of lost stories" ; Review of Reporting Vietnam ; Some thoughts on the value of writing during wartime ; From "Moral calculus" -- Part III: On love, sex, prostitutes, and pornography: The agony of Parker ; The shame of it all ; Nicole ; Decisions, decisions ; The hermophrodite ; List of what porn is (and isn't) ; Sunflower ; From "The best way to smoke crack" ; Prayer against angels -- Part IV: On travel: Antarctica ; The conquest of Kianazor ; The advantages of space (1978) ; A bizarre proposition (1979) ; Subzero's debt, 1991 ; The water of life -- Part V: On writing, literature, and culture: Writing ; Letters against cuts ; Whores for Gloria: a note to publishers ; Crabbed cautions of a bleeding-hearted un-deleter and potential Nobel Prize winner ; "My life's work" (2002) ; American writing today: diagnosis of a disease ; Afterword to Danilo Kiš's A tomb for Boris Davidovich ; Debts and debtors ; To the right honourable reader ; The stench of corpses ; Melville's Magic mountain ; Steinbeck: most American of us all -- Postface by Michael Hemmingson -- Appendices: A.A William T. Vollmann chronology / Larry McCaffery ; B. Seven dreams: description of project ; C. Lists ; D. CoTangent Press Book objects.
Summary "Here is a long-awaited "best-of" collection, intended both as an introduction for the curious reader, and as a necessary addition to the existing fan's collection. With excerpts from all of Vollmann's novels (including several not yet published), journalistic pieces, essays, correspondence, and poetry, Expelled from Eden creates a portrait of one of America's most notorious, protean, devastating, and necessary writers."--Jacket.
Subject Vollmann, William T.
Vollmann, William T. (OCoLC)fst00187068
Added Author McCaffery, Larry, 1946-
Hemmingson, Michael A.
ISBN 1560254416 (pbk.)
9781560254416 (pbk.)
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