A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Download or Read eBook A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again PDF written by David Foster Wallace and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Book Synopsis A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by : David Foster Wallace

These widely acclaimed essays from the author of Infinite Jest -- on television, tennis, cruise ships, and more -- established David Foster Wallace as one of the preeminent essayists of his generation. 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.

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  • Publisher – Back Bay Books
  • Total Pages – 546
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780316090520
  • ISBN-13 – 0316090522

Both Flesh and Not

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Both Flesh and Not

Book Synopsis Both Flesh and Not by : David Foster Wallace

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review): Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time. Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.

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  • Publisher – Little, Brown
  • Total Pages – 352
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780316214698
  • ISBN-13 – 0316214698

The David Foster Wallace Reader

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The David Foster Wallace Reader

Book Synopsis The David Foster Wallace Reader by : David Foster Wallace

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.

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  • Publisher – Little, Brown
  • Total Pages – 1443
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780316329170
  • ISBN-13 – 0316329177

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Book Synopsis Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by : David Foster Wallace

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.

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  • Publisher – Little, Brown
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780316086899
  • ISBN-13 – 0316086894

Fate, Time, and Language

Download or Read eBook Fate, Time, and Language PDF written by David Foster Wallace and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Fate, Time, and Language

Book Synopsis Fate, Time, and Language by : David Foster Wallace

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.

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  • Publisher – Columbia University Press
  • Total Pages – 264
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780231151566
  • ISBN-13 – 023115156X