The Rifles: Volume Six of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes

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Product Details

Price
$23.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
April 01, 1995
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140176230
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About the Author

William T. Vollmann is the author of ten novels, including Europe Central, which won the National Book Award. He has also written four collections of stories, including The Atlas, which won the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction, a memoir, and six works of nonfiction, including Rising Up and Rising Down and Imperial, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, Granta, and many other publications.

Reviews

"The form and sweep of the novel beg comparison to Moby-Dick . . . Nothing prepares you for the visceral chill of The Rifles." --Atlanta Journal & Constitution

"Striking . . . The Rifles recreates the heroic, harrowing dimensions, tragic, fatuous, and comic of the Franklin expedition. . . . It presents a vivid picture of life in the Arctic Circle today, both what seems eternal about it and what has changed." --The Boston Globe

"An ambitious literary gambit. . . Sharp, often lyrical, and sometimes achingly beautiful." --The Washington Post