Europe Central by William T. Vollman SIGNED! [TRADE PAPERBACK / 2006]
Europe Central by William T Vollman
FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION  PENGUIN BOOKS
*Title page has been signed and personally inscribed by author William T. Vollman
Book is in excellent condition; cover has some minor wear shelf wear / light corner creasing. Otherwise like new.
Winner of the National Book Award for fiction, in this magnificent work, William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye to the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. Assembling a composite portrait of these two warring leviathans and the terrible age they defined, the narrative intertwines experiences both real and fictional—a young German who joins the SS to expose its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich laboring under Stalinist oppression. Through these and other lives, Vollmann offers a daring and mesmerizing perspective on human actions during wartime. - Bookshop Apocalypse