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Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
by David Foster Wallace
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 a vicious...
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Categories: Unknown
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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Categories: All Humor
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories
by David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. These portraits of men at their most self-justifying, loquacious, and...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Girl With Curious Hair
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
The Pale King
by David Foster Wallace
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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Categories: Philosophy
Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All: An Essay
by David Foster Wallace
One of David Foster Wallace's most famous essays, now available as an eBook short. Beloved for his keen eye, sharp wit, and relentless self-mockery, David Foster Wallace has been celebrated by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. In this hilarious essay, originally published in the collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll...
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Categories: All Humor; Contemporary Fiction
Oblivion: Stories
by David Foster Wallace
In the stories that make up Oblivion , David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
The Broom of the System: A Novel
by David Foster Wallace
Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by David Foster Wallace
"A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite."— The New York Times . With a new introduction by Neal Stephenson. Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to...
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Categories: Science
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...
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Categories: Unknown
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series)
by David Foster Wallace
In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of  The New York Times  as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style. In addition to...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Both Flesh and Not: Essays
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...
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Signifying Rappers
by Mark Costello, David Foster Wallace
Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking...
by David Foster Wallace
Is John McCain "For Real?" That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anticandidate whose goal was "to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to...
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Categories: Politics & Government
Up, Simba!
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Politics & Government
Infinite Jest
by David Foster Wallace
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;...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: An Essay (Digital Original)
by David Foster Wallace
One of David Foster Wallace's most famous essays, now available as an eBook short. Beloved for his keen eye, sharp wit, and relentless self-mockery, David Foster Wallace has been celebrated by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. In this hilarious essay, originally published in the collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll...
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Categories: All Humor; Contemporary Fiction
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