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Poor People

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ISBN-10: 0060878827

ISBN-13: 9780060878825

Edition: 2007

Authors: William T. Vollmann

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because i was bad in my last life. because allah has willed it. because the rich do nothing for the poor. because the poor do nothing for themselves. because it is my destiny. These are just some of the answers to the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asks in cities and villages around the globe: "Why are you poor?" In the tradition of James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Vollmann's Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and its quiet resignation. Poor People allows the poor to speak for themselves, explaining the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University. He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan. He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial.

I think I am rich
I think they are poor
Natalia's children
Everything you should do by yourself
The two mountains
Invisibility
Deformity
Unwantedness
Dependence
Accident-prone-ness
Pain
Numbness
Estrangement
Amortization
Crime without criminals
Snakehead fear
"More aid, better directed"
The rider
Under the road
Dirty toilets
I know I am rich
I think you are rich
Money just goes to where it goes