Posts Tagged: William T. Vollmann

Notable Portland: 4/19–4/25

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Propitiated Reading

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What I as a young enthusiast took for pell-mell freedom and chaos is in fact the result of careful orchestration and staging, within individual stories and in terms of the collection as a whole. This doesn’t mean the work is without its excesses—or that it doesn’t, at times, scan to me as self-indulgent, repetitive, inscrutable, […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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This week, the book blogs are obsessed. They really, really want to tell you everything about William Vollman and Thomas Pynchon and their new wondrous masterpieces of weird. I love both authors and look forward to reading both books, but this week, the blogs talked so incessantly about them that I will make this roundup a […]

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