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William T. Vollmann

William T. Vollmann has been called one of the most important writers in North America, but is he important enough to foist a 3,352-page treatise on violence on the reading public? McSweeney’s thought so: last year its publishing arm issued Vollmann’s Rising Up and Rising Down in a seven-volume boxed set that was nominated for […]

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Brief Reviews

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir Nick Flynn | Norton | It’s a conundrum: what is a child’s responsibility to a parent when that parent has long since abandoned him? In his new memoir Nick Flynn takes his sweet time getting to the heart of this question, rifling through his past to make […]