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A must for the serious reader Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the shows host and guiding spirit Michael Silverblatt.


William T. Vollmann: The Dying Grass, Part I

August 31st, 2015

Episode 78 of 135 episodes

The rise of corporate America begins with the ruthless acquisition of Indian land in this massively researched epic which evokes the language, the food, and the lost customs of the Nez Perce. This is the first of two conversations about William Vollman?s novel of the 1877 war that destroyed the Nez Perce.