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Riding toward everywhere.

Vollmann, William T., 1959-

Verlag: New York : Ecco, 2008, 2008
ISBN 10: 0061256757 / ISBN 13: 9780061256752
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Titel: Riding toward everywhere.

Verlag: New York : Ecco, 2008

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition


, 2d printing, stated First Edition, 206pp., very good dust-jacket, light wear at bottom of spine, original price $26.95, vertical fold mark on rear jacket flap, very good black and white hardcover, remainder dot on bottom foredge. SIGNED simply and quickly on title page with Vollmann's characteristic squiggle in one fluid motion CONTENTS: A short essay on freight trains -- So quiet and smooth and lovely -- A tawny coyote looked at us -- I think we're in Switzerland, Cat -- Back then -- I've got to get out of here -- Diesel Venus -- A stick of dynamite -- A cold sun crawled silently -- Grainer astronomy -- Lost and found -- Exploding off the wall. ISBN 9780061256752. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40854

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Arelentlessly curious, endlessly sensitive, and unequivocally adventurous examiner of human existence, William T. Vollmann now takes to the rails. In the company of experienced fellow train-hopper Steve, Vollmann trawls the secretive waters of a unique underground lifestyle?subjecting both our national romance with and skepticism about the hobo life to his finely tuned, analytical eye. Carrying on in the footloose tradition of Huckleberry Finn, he offers a moving, strikingly modern vision of the American dream, brilliantly exploring both our deeply ingrained romanticizing of "freedom" and the myriad ways we restrict the very freedoms we profess to admire.

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William T. Vollmann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories, and a seven-volume critique of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down. He is also the author of Poor People, a worldwide examination of poverty through the eyes of the impoverished themselves; Riding Toward Everywhere, an examination of the train-hopping hobo lifestyle; and Imperial, a panoramic look at one of the poorest areas in America. He has won the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction, a Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and a Whiting Writers' Award. His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, Spin and Granta. Vollmann lives in Sacramento, California.

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