Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2099

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095245

Bookseller Code (06)


William T. Vollmann

Writing America's other histories

Michael A.T. Mellor

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first book-length overview of all Vollmann's fiction to date, in relation to his journalism and non-fiction, building on shorter studies with a narrower focus and/or shallower analysis
  • Outlines a distinct theory of ethnographic metafiction as a praxis epitomized by Vollmann, highlighting his importance and innovation as a postmodernist author
  • Relates Vollmann's work to late-20th century literary modes such as auto-ethnography and auto-fiction, as well as New Journalism
  • Establishes how Vollmann updates and helps us rethink Surrealism, Magic Realism, Postmodernism, and (Historiographic) Metafiction, making this an essential contribution to discourse on 'post- or late-postmodernism'

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