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Title:Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
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Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
ISBN:0316156116
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Number of Pages:343
Category:Non fiction, Essays, Humor, Short stories, Philosophy

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Consider the Lobster and Other Essays 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 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 .

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strong Brilliant dazzling never before collected nonfiction writings by one of America s most daring and talented writers em Los Angeles Times Book Review em strong br br i Both Flesh and Not i gathers fifteen of Wallace s seminal essays all published in book form for the first time br br Never has Wallace s seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly years of writing Here Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges i Terminator i and i The Best of the Prose Poem i 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 br br i Both Flesh and Not i restores Wallace s essays as originally written and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list an assembly of unusual words and definitions, 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 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 br br Contains Big Red Son Certainly the End of Something or Other One Would Sort of Have to Think Some Remarks on Kafka s Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed Authority and American Usage The View from Mrs Thompson s How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart Up Simba Consider the Lobster Joseph Frank s Dostoevsky and Host, 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 calling And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has br br i The Pale King i remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace s death but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook It grapples directly with ultimate questions questions of life s meaning and of the value of work and society through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace s unique gifts Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time, 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 i Infinite Jest i