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RISING UP AND RISING DOWN. SOME THOUGHTS ON VIOLENCE, FREEDOM AND URGENT MEANS

Vollmann, William T.

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ISBN 10: 0060548185 / ISBN 13: 9780060548186
Published by Ecco, NY, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition, first prnt. Signed by Vollmann on the title page. Illustrated boards. Black and white photographs. Spine ends and lower board corners bumped, shelfwaer at corners, remainder stripe on bottom edge. Tight copy in Very Good condition. The abridged vesrion on Vollmann's seven volume set of the same title. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 10101411

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Title: RISING UP AND RISING DOWN. SOME THOUGHTS ON ...

Publisher: Ecco, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcovers

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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William T. Vollmann's abridgment of his 3,500-page, seven-volumemagnum opus

An odyssey through the history of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down combines William T. Vollmann's voracious appetite for the details of history with a disregard for his own safety, examines the actions of historical figures, scrutinizes the thinking of philosophers and finds Vollmann posting personal dispatches from some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on earth. The result is his Moral Calculus, a structured decision-making system designed to help the reader decide when violence is justifiable and when it is not.

About the Author:

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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