Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace audiobook

Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays

By David Foster Wallace
Read by David Foster Wallace  and Robert Petkoff

Little, Brown 9780316013321
15.15 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $39.00

    ISBN: 9781478991021

This hilarious books reveals David Foster Wallace as he delves further and further into his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying. 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? 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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Summary

Summary

This hilarious books reveals David Foster Wallace as he delves further and further into his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying.

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? 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Absurd and inspired and—like everyother Wallace book—it’s like nothing else out there…If you don’t love David Foster Wallace with all of your heart, I will punch you in the face.” Portland Mercury
“Genuine, highly idiosyncratic brilliance.” Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Wallace is so smart and clever he can make almost any subject seem fresh.” Baltimore Sun

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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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Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 15.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English