Consider the Lobster Book

Consider the Lobster


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little Brown
  • Date : 2014-05-10
  • Category : LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 031613547X

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This brilliant and hilarious new collection of essays is offered by the award-winning author of the bestselling "Infinite Jest."

Consider the Lobster Book

Consider the Lobster


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Gardners Books
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 034911952X

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.

The David Foster Wallace Reader Book

The David Foster Wallace Reader


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2014-11-11
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN : 9780316329170

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Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again Book
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Date : 2009-11-23
  • Category : Humor
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780316090520

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In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.

Fate  Time  and Language Book
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Fate Time and Language


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Date : 2011
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9780231151566

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Presents David Foster Wallace critiques philosopher Richard Taylor's work implying that humans have no control over the future and includes essays linking Wallace's critique with his later works of fiction.

Infinite Jest Book
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Infinite Jest


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Date : 2009-04-13
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN : 9780316073851

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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

This Is Water Book
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This Is Water


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2009-04-14
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780316071000

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In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This is Water. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

Girl With Curious Hair Book
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Girl With Curious Hair


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2014-09-23
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780316338899

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Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review). David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented and original young writers, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical figures such as Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, the familiar strange.

Up  Simba  Book
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Up Simba


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2000-09-15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780446931410

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In February 2000, "Rolling Stone" magazine sent David Foster Wallace, "NOT A POLITICAL JOURNALIST, " on the road for a week with Senator John McCain's campaign to win the Republican nomination for the Presidency. They wanted to know why McCain appealed so much to so many Americans, and particularly why he appealed to the "Young Voters" of America who generally show nothing but apathy. The "Director's Cut" (three times longer than the RS article) is an incisive, funny, thoughtful piece about life on "Bullshit One" -- the nickname for the press bus that followed McCain's Straight Talk Express. This piece becomes ever more relevant, as we discuss what we know, don't know, and don't want to know about the way our political campaigns work.

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Book
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2009-09-24
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316086899

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In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person,' a dazzling and blackly humorous portrayal of a woman's mental state; 'Adult World,' which reveals a woman's agonized consideration of her confusing sexual relationship with her husband; and 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,' a dark, hilarious series of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. Wallace delights in leftfield observation, mining the absurd, the surprising, and the illuminating from every situation. This collection will enthrall DFW fans, and provides a perfect introduction for new readers.

Consider the Lobster Book
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Consider the Lobster


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2005-12-01
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780759514928

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.

Beyond the Frontier  Volume II Book

Beyond the Frontier Volume II


  • Author : Jill Dahlman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Date : 2018-11-08
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781527521339

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This collection of essays is a compilation of the latest research in first-year composition, including pedagogy, praxis, debate, and assessment. Originally begun as a collection of panel presentations from the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual conference, it has since evolved to include innovative pedagogy regardless of presentation status. The book is divided into presentation “panels,” in order to present the reader with innovative pedagogy and thought-provoking conversations concerning the first-year classroom, assessment, and pedagogy. It will benefit anyone who studies or engages with first-year composition, including graduate students, instructors, and administration.

Conversations with David Foster Wallace Book
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Conversations with David Foster Wallace


  • Author : Stephen Burn
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 2012-03-08
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781617032271

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Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.

Counterfeit Culture Book

Counterfeit Culture


  • Author : Rob Turner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2019-06-20
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781108428484

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Explores the possibility of writing epic in an age of alternative facts.

David Foster Wallace s Toxic Sexuality Book

David Foster Wallace s Toxic Sexuality


  • Author : Edward Jackson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2020-06-11
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781350117785

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David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality: Hideousness, Neoliberalism, Spermatics is the first full-length study of perhaps the most controversial aspect of Wallace's work – male sexuality. Departing from biographical accounts of Wallace's troubled relationship to sex, the book offers new and engaging close readings of this vexed topic in both his fiction and non-fiction. Wallace consistently returns to images of sexual toxicity across his career to argue that, when it comes to sex, men are immutably hideous. He makes this argument by drawing on a variety of neoliberal logics and spermatic metaphors, which in their appeal to apparently neutral economic processes and natural bodily facts, forestall the possibility that men can change. The book therefore provides a revisionist account of Wallace's attitudes towards capitalism, as well as a critical dissection of his approach to masculinity and sexuality. In doing so, David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality shows how Wallace can be considered a neoliberal writer, whose commitment to furthering male sexual toxicity is a disturbing but undeniable part of his literary project.