You Bright and Risen Angles: A Cartoon

4.07 avg rating
( 772 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780689118524: You Bright and Risen Angles: A Cartoon

This comic and surreal novel about the beastliness and pain in the world focuses on the stories of assorted young American misfits, reactionaries and revolutionaries, young lovers, and raging old tyrants

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

From Publishers Weekly:

It's no easy taskby the author's clear intentionto say exactly what's going on and why in this ferociously talented first novel, a comic-surrealistic assault upon reason that should appeal to those who enjoy Thomas Pynchon. The story is an epic brew of technology, magic, politics, history and entomology, by turns fiercely satiric and good-naturedly humorous. The narrative flits from the jungles of South America to the dusty plains of Afghanistan, the ice fields of Alaska, the streets of San Francisco and many other places, featuring as its principal theme a pitiless war between insects and the inventors of electricity (the distinction between man and insect being somewhat blurred). This battle takes place amid the semi-rational doings of revolutionaries, reactionaries, electrical engineers, prostitutes and social misfits. Some judgments may be ventured: that Vollmann's imagination is astounding; that his dark vision of a perpetually feuding world gives his novel artistic integrity; and that whatever his story may add up to, every page arrests and entertains. Drawings by the author.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William T. Vollmann
Published by Scribner (1987)
ISBN 10: 068911852X ISBN 13: 9780689118524
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11068911852X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William T. Vollmann
Published by Scribner (1987)
ISBN 10: 068911852X ISBN 13: 9780689118524
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB068911852X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vollmann, William T.
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068911852X ISBN 13: 9780689118524
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 068911852X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-068911852X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 127.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

William T. Vollmann
Published by Scribner (1987)
ISBN 10: 068911852X ISBN 13: 9780689118524
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M068911852X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 140.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds