Book Discussion on Poor People

William Vollmann talked about his book Poor People, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Vollman traveled all over the world, asking… read more

William Vollmann talked about his book Poor People, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Vollman traveled all over the world, asking people why they are poor. In this book he records the answers, and his reflections on the answers. The book explores how poor people live and investigates similarities and differences among the poor in various nations. Mr. Vollmann was interviewed on stage by Mr. Greenfeld, who as the editor of TIME Asia worked with Mr. Vollmann. Mr. Vollman also answered questions from members of the audience.

The program opens and closes with a two-minute montage of photographs from the book.

This Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lecture at LIVE from the NYPL was co-presented by the National Book Awards. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Poor People

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New York, New York, United States
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Apr 28, 2007
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May 14, 2007

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  • Apr 28, 2007 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 2007 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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