Last Stories and Other Stories

Last Stories and Other Stories

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A collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic ... far-flung their settings, all [focusing] on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death.
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2014]
ISBN: 9780670015979
0670015970
Branch Call Number: VOL
Characteristics: xvii, 677 pages :,illustration ;,24 cm

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cravenpet
Aug 15, 2014

This page might consider revising the reviews above. NY Times is hedging its bet on this book:

From review in the the Sunday Book Review:

"These troubled, voluptuous narratives are deeply concerned with the bewildering effects of trauma and loss. Spanning continents and forms, Vollmann is a dreaming and lucid-eyed pilgrim, seeking “a place where one desired nothing, by virtue either of eternally shining joy or of nothingness itself.”

"The book took reading and rereading for me, just as an intensely odd, seductive long song asks to be heard again and again. But Vollmann is a great storyteller, and the weird aurality is a critical part of these tales."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/books/review/william-t-vollmanns-last-stories-and-other-stories.html?src=twr

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cravenpet
Aug 15, 2014

This page might consider revising the reviews above. NY Times is hedging its bet on this book:

From review in the the Sunday Book Review:

"These troubled, voluptuous narratives are deeply concerned with the bewildering effects of trauma and loss. Spanning continents and forms, Vollmann is a dreaming and lucid-eyed pilgrim, seeking “a place where one desired nothing, by virtue either of eternally shining joy or of nothingness itself.”

"The book took reading and rereading for me, just as an intensely odd, seductive long song asks to be heard again and again. But Vollmann is a great storyteller, and the weird aurality is a critical part of these tales.

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