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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, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
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As new, unread, first thus edition, first printing, as issued in pictorial boards without dust jacket. This is William T. vollman's abridgement of his 3,500 page, seven-volume magnum opus, an odyssey through the history of violence. 733 pp. *Packed carefully and shipped in a box to insure arrival in excellent confition. {Not remainder-marked} NF61. Bookseller Inventory # 022970

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Title: RISING UP AND RISING DOWN: Some Thoughts on ...

Publisher: Ecco, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Thus 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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