New York. 1992. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 45. 268 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by David Montiel. Signed by The Author. 0374101051. keywords:. inventory # 16750. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In 1982 William T. Vollmann, one of our most versatile talents, traveled to see the war in Afghanistan. In AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, his first book-length work of non-fiction, Vollmann paints a brutally honest and dryly comic portrait of a young American coming to terms with his political naivete. It is the story of a would-be giver who finds himself a perpetual Stranger, unable to comprehend the simplest things he hears and sees, and continually compelled to rely on others for help. In two narrative perspectives, Vollmann wryly confronts his own inadequacy in the face of limitless suffering and comes to the realization that one who went to aid and to understand could only hope, trust, and receive. In AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW Vollmann describes a Cold War world of spies and lurking strangeness, a world in which his younger self asks unanswerable questions of orphans, refugees, guerrilla leaders, bureaucrats, corrupt officials, and prescient has-been politicians. He tells of Pakistan, a country as gracious in spirit as she is materially poor. And in his unnerving innocence Vollmann explores a land in which others continually invest him with almost supernatural powers simply because he is American. An ingenious narrative which inverts the very concept of the ‘white man’s burden’ and questions the idea of ‘truth’ in non-fiction, An Afghanistan Picture Show stands as William T. Vollmann most entertaining-and autobiographical-work to date. . Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Recounting his journey through war-torn Afghanistan, the author of You Bright and Risen Angels describes the orphans, refugees, guerilla leaders, bureaucrats, corrupt officials, and has-been politicians in the region.
About the Author: WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN is the author of ten novels, three collections of stories, and many volumes of non-fiction, including a seven-volume inquiry into whether and how violence may be justified, Rising Up and Rising Down, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His novel Europe Central won the National Book Award in 2005. Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan was published last year by Byliner. He is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2012. The Dying Grass, the fifth book in Vollmann's "Seven Dreams" series, will be published in 2013. He lives in California.
Title: An Afghanistan Picture Show Or,How I Saved ...
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 1992
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