A Sense of Inexhaustibility: The Works of William Vollmann

 

An exhibition in collaboration with "A Sense of Inexhaustibility: A Colloquium on William T. Vollmann," October 7, 2016.

William T. Vollmann is known as an entirely original writer who works in many genres, with subject matter that is often controversial and always distinctive. He has written novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and travel essays, sometimes blending non-fiction with fiction, and memoir with journalism.

The exhibition focuses on the limited edition copy of the book, The Grave of Lost Stories (1993). This signed copy displayed features illustrations created by Vollmann himself and his marginal revisions. The distinctive binding in marble was designed by artist Ben Cox. This copy was acquired from the funds of painter and illustrator Constantin Alajalov, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship, under the sponsorship of Professor Christopher Martin.

Located on the third floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The exhibition can be viewed during regular library hours. 

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