By William T. Vollmann
In Argall, the most recent novel in his Seven goals sequence, William T. Vollmann alternates among extravagant Elizabethan language and gritty realism in an try and dig underneath the legend surrounding Pocahontas, John Smith, and the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia-as good because the betrayals, disappointments, and atrocities in the back of it. With an identical panoramic imaginative and prescient, mythic sensibility, and stylistic bold that he delivered to the former novels within the Seven goals series-hailed upon its inception as "the most vital literary venture of the '90s" (The Washington Post)-Vollmann maintains his highly unique fictional historical past of the conflict of local americans and Europeans within the New global. In reconstructing America's prior as tragedy, nightmare, and bloody spectacle, Vollmann does not anything under reinvent the yankee novel.
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Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith by William T. Vollmann