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Europe Central (Hardcover) Loot Price: R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 You Save: R157 (22%)
Europe Central (Hardcover): William T Vollmann
Europe Central (Hardcover): William T Vollmann

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William T Vollmann

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Audacious. Wildly ambitious. Prolific. All describe William T. Vollmann, author of the seven- volume nonfiction work "Rising Up" and "Rising Down" and the aSeven Dreamsa sequence of novels, which the "Chicago Tribune" hailed as alikely to become one of the masterpieces of the century.a

In "Europe Central," Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figuresasome famous, some infamous, some unknownaassociated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. He conjures up two generals, one Russian and one German, who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons and with different results. Another pairing tells of two heroesaa female Russian partisan martyred at the beginning of World War II and a young German man who joins the SS in order to reveal its secrets and halt its crimes. Several stories concern the complex and elusive Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults against his work and life; also explored are the fates of artists and poets such as KAthe Kollwitz, Anna Akhmatova, and the documentary filmmaker Roman Karmen. "Europe Central" is another high-wire act of fiction by a writer of prodigious talent.

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Imprint: Viking Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2005
Authors: William T Vollmann
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 52mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 832
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-03392-8
Barcode: 9780670033928
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 0-670-03392-8

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