Reviews // 2 Articles
In 'Imperial' Vollmann Struggles to Understand the Salton Sea as He Would a Mark Rothko Painting
24 Nov 2013 // 8:30 PM
Here as in all his works, William T. Vollman sides with the poor and the marginalized, but he tries to remain fair to all he meets, even as he confesses his prejudice, or tolerance.
William T. Vollmann's Words to Howl at Death
30 Jun 2014 // 8:05 PM
The success of the 32 restless, spectral stories in Last Stories and Other Stories depends upon whether Vollmann can sustain in-depth soul-searching.
Imperial by William T. Vollmann
17 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM
Vollmann attempts to capture the lives of his subjects as fully as possible -- it is better by far to listen to the voices and stories of outcasts, eccentrics, poor people, and the powerless.