Publish date: January 22nd 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Social Issues
IntroductionIncome TableDictionary--Poor PeopleSourcesAcknowledgmentsPhotographs
*warning: ebook edition does not contain photographs*William T. Vollmann has been in the back of my subconscious for some five years now; he gets constantly name-dropped in New Yorker articles and other intellectual pieces, being as he is part of the intellectual establishment--a graduate of the fam...
Is this a book? It reads like the strange ruminations of a poet more than a book about the world’s poor. Vollmann spends pages and pages trying to define what it is when he talks about poverty, arguing with himself back and forth, repeating phrases over and over, speculating. I suppose I just was...
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