Jeff Bursey

Canadian writer Jeff Bursey's reviews and critical articles have appeared in American Book Review, Books in Canada, Literary Review (England), Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal, Paper Empire: William Gaddis and the World System (co-authored paper), The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and Quarter After Eight. His fiction has won awards and two of his plays have been performed.

Essays by this author

"A realm forever beyond reach": William Vollmann's Expelled from Eden and Poor People


Jeff Bursey argues for a coherent, if unlikely, set of predecessors for William T. Vollmann: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Blaise Cendrars, and John Cowper Powys. In the process of tracing this genealogy, Bursey defends Vollmann against critics who attack his alleged objectification of his subjects - prostitutes, the poor, and victims of violence.