David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words by David Foster Wallace audiobook

David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words: Selected Pieces Read by the Author

By David Foster Wallace
Introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Read by David Foster Wallace

Hachette Original 9781478900733
8.87 Hours 1
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"[DFW's] delivery is dead-on and fresh, the words often springing from his mouth as if conceived on the spot.... an audible confirmation that modern American writing continues to gain strength." -Publishers Weekly on Consider the Lobster Collected here for the first time are the stories and speeches of David Foster Wallace as read by the author himself. Over the course of his career, David Foster Wallace recorded a variety of his work in diverse circumstances - from studio recordings to live performances - that are finally compiled in this unique collection. Some of the pieces collected here are: "Another Pioneer," recorded at The University of Arizona Poetry Center; stories from BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN and CONSIDER THE LOBSTER recorded in the studio; and the unforgettable "This Is Water," his 2005 commencement address given at Kenyon College. Also included are two interviews and a 2005 conversation with Rick Moody at Herbst Theater in San Francisco. This collection has a special introduction written and read by acclaimed writer and editor John Jeremiah Sullivan. For fans of David Foster Wallace who have read everything he ever wrote as well as those looking to familiarize themselves with his work, David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words is a special, unique collection unavailable anywhere else. "Wallace delivers his spry, satiric exercises in a sure-voiced, confident baritone. With the skill of a veteran narrator, he adeptly retains footing as he navigates his complex and wordy prose.... Odd tropes come across with humor, even tenderness, in Wallace's sensitive reading." -PW on BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN "Wallace reads his fresh, provocative essays with delicious irreverence, earning his place alongside the great social satirists of this, or any, time." AudioFile Magazine on CONSIDER THE LOBSTER

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Summary

"[DFW's] delivery is dead-on and fresh, the words often springing from his mouth as if conceived on the spot.... an audible confirmation that modern American writing continues to gain strength." -Publishers Weekly on Consider the Lobster

Collected here for the first time are the stories and speeches of David Foster Wallace as read by the author himself. Over the course of his career, David Foster Wallace recorded a variety of his work in diverse circumstances - from studio recordings to live performances - that are finally compiled in this unique collection. Some of the pieces collected here are: "Another Pioneer," recorded at The University of Arizona Poetry Center; stories from BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN and CONSIDER THE LOBSTER recorded in the studio; and the unforgettable "This Is Water," his 2005 commencement address given at Kenyon College. Also included are two interviews and a 2005 conversation with Rick Moody at Herbst Theater in San Francisco.



This collection has a special introduction written and read by acclaimed writer and editor John Jeremiah Sullivan. For fans of David Foster Wallace who have read everything he ever wrote as well as those looking to familiarize themselves with his work, David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words is a special, unique collection unavailable anywhere else.

"Wallace delivers his spry, satiric exercises in a sure-voiced, confident baritone. With the skill of a veteran narrator, he adeptly retains footing as he navigates his complex and wordy prose.... Odd tropes come across with humor, even tenderness, in Wallace's sensitive reading." -PW on BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN

"Wallace reads his fresh, provocative essays with delicious irreverence, earning his place alongside the great social satirists of this, or any, time." AudioFile Magazine on CONSIDER THE LOBSTER

Reviews

Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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Collection of DFW's best spoken word performances

David Foster Wallace might be one of the more important literary voices of the last 30 years. His gargantuan yet totally compelling INFINITE JEST is itself an accomplishment that in certain circles is entirely unmatched. Yet...where he may excel the most is the short form non-fiction essays and when HE narrates them they have a gravitas and poignancy that other narrators do not QUITE nail. Examples: "A Big Red Son" (his essay/review of the Adult Video awards in Las Vegas is a totally non sexual review of something overtly sexual that teeters well into clinical...and thereby crossing into humor), "Forever Overhead" (his slice of life of a boy turning 13 and presented as moment to moment as fact, from waking up to enjoying a day at the pool) and his astounding "This Is Water" (his commencement address to Kenyon College...truly a deep moment in time that was audio captured and and presented here-this should be required listening). His breathy, yet round sounding voice adds just enough emotion (but no where close to being TOO much) to sink in with the reader. It seems to penetrate deeper when it comes from the authors mouth. DFW makes the listener want to strive to be smarter without patronizing or insulting. Please purchase and download this.

Author

Author Bio: David Foster Wallace

Author Bio: David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) was the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl with Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, Playboy, Paris Review, Conjunctions, Premiere, Tennis, the Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. He received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English