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.


  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.

  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.

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