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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
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...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Humor
On Tennis: Five Essays
On Tennis: Five Essays
by David Foster Wallace
A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. On Tennis presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time. This...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview Expanded with New Introduction: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview...
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview Expanded with New Introduction: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview...
by David Foster Wallace
An expanded edition featuring new interviews and an introduction by the editor, a New York Times journalist and friend of the authorA unique selection of the best interviews given by David Foster Wallace, including the last he gave before his suicide in 2008. Complete with an introduction by Foster Wallace's friend and NY Times...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories
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...
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Categories: All Humor; All Sex & Erotica
Girl With Curious Hair
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: All Humor
The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel
The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel
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: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
The Broom of the System: A Novel
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 Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by David Foster Wallace
"A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite." —New York TimesPart history, part philosophy, part love letter to the study of mathematics, Everything and More is an illuminating tour of infinity. With his infectious curiosity and trademark verbal pyrotechnics, David Foster Wallace takes us from Aristotle to Newton, Leibniz...
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The David Foster Wallace Reader
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: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Humor
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series)
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 Wallace’s last...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Both Flesh and Not: Essays
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 than in...
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Signifying Rappers
Signifying Rappers
by David Foster Wallace, Mark Costello
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 rap/hip-hop." The book they...
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McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking...
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: All Politics, History and Current Events; Writing and Publishing
Up, Simba!
Up, Simba!
by David Foster Wallace
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...
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