Argall (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Penguin, Nov 26, 2002 - Fiction - 768 pages
10 Reviews
In Argall, the newest novel in his Seven Dreams series, William T. Vollmann alternates between extravagant Elizabethan language and gritty realism in an attempt to dig beneath the legend surrounding Pocahontas, John Smith, and the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia-as well as the betrayals, disappointments, and atrocities behind it. With the same panoramic vision, mythic sensibility, and stylistic daring that he brought to the previous novels in the Seven Dreams series-hailed upon its inception as "the most important literary project of the '90s" (The Washington Post)-Vollmann continues his hugely original fictional history of the clash of Native Americans and Europeans in the New World. In reconstructing America's past as tragedy, nightmare, and bloody spectacle, Vollmann does nothing less than reinvent the American novel.


  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Argall (Seven Dreams #3)

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

What a sad story. Vollmann goes deep into the world and the heads of John Smith, Pocahontas, and many others, writing in some crazy sort-of Elizabethan English he came up with. It is something else ... Read full review

Review: Argall (Seven Dreams #3)

User Review  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

[on pause] Here's a mock-review by the author: http://articles.latimes.com/2001/oct/... It made me impatient to start. I own this, I've read #1 The Ice-Shirt and #2 Fathers and Crows. Read full review

Contents

Several Compass Circles or How Captain John Smith Came Home and Home Again to Gravesend
35
Changes of the Moon or How Pokahuntiss Found Herself to be twice Married
365
The Golden Number or How Virginian Tides Became Accomptable to the Clock
523
Gravesend 13481996
589
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.

Bibliographic information