Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vollmann's Jamestown


I've long been curious in William Vollmann and see that he has written a novel, Argall, that is supposedly the "true story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith.  The author is known for his incredible output including the relatively recent Imperial.  I wonder if it was Argall that influenced Terrence Malick in his making of The New World.

4 comments:

  1. Funny but in a bit of pop history you triggered Mark Volman a co founder of The Turtles.He wound up getting a degree from Loyola in LA and teaches or taught courses on music buisness at Loyola.He also went to court in the 80's I think and got the legal rights to The Turtles name back for him and a few other original band members.

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  2. Vollmann's book, Europe Central, caught my eye. Wonder how it compares to Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, as it seems to cover some of the same territory.

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  3. That is one huge book -- I have it, but haven't had the time to dive into it yet.

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