Today’s mailman received a warm hug from me. He delivered William Vollmann’s seven-volume examination of violence, “Rising Up and Rising Down.” I missed my chance to order directly from McSweeney’s, but found a copy via Powell’s. While I’m sure I’ll post a few thoughts on the work during the four years it’ll take me to read it, for now I’ll just offer three related links:
- An inspiring story of how it came to published.
- A reader has started a blog for his reading of the volumes.
- San Francisco Chronicle profile after the book was published.
All for now. Better get reading.