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Author Wallace, David Foster.

Title The David Foster Wallace reader.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    813.54 WAL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 963 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Author Wallace, David Foster. Planet Trillaphon as it stands in relation to the bad thing.
Wallace, David Foster. Broom of the system. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Girl with curious hair. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Infinite jest. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Brief interviews with hideous men. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Oblivion. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Pale king. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Teaching materials. Selections.
Wallace, David Foster. Derivative sport in Tornado Alley.
Wallace, David Foster. E unibus pluram.
Added Title Works. Selections
ISBN 9780316182393 (hardback)
0316182397 (hardback)

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