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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Michele L. Hardesty William T. Vollmann is one of the most ambitious U.S novelists and essayists of the past twenty-five years. At his most admirable, Vollmann is a writer who crosses boundaries of nation, class, culture, and doctrine to understand and represent those on the other side, while...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to replicate them. Moreover, Wallace rejects the solution offered by some of his contemporaries, especially the globe-­trotting novelist and journalist William T. Vollmann, with whom he felt intensely competitive. As Michele L. Hardesty notes, across almost twenty books of fiction and journalism...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this form...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on William Vollmann focuses on the same large ambi- tion, perhaps a distinctively American one, to do good in the world outside America’s borders. The would-be humanitarian who flies off to Afghanistan and mingles passionately with the mujahideen “freedom fighters,” thinking himself above both...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... suggests as much: “I believe these young writers more thoroughly conceive their fictions as infor- mation systems, as long-running­ programs of data with a collaborative genesis” (Tom LeClair, “The Prodigious Fiction of Richard Powers, William Vollmann, and David Foster Wallace...