Consider the Lobster and Other Essays David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace
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Book Title
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
Author
David Foster Wallace
ISBN
9780316013321
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). 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 John McCain's 2000 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."Wallace can do sad, funny, silly, heartbreaking, and absurd with equal ease; he can even do them all at once." --Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David Foster WallacePublisher: Back Bay BooksPublished: 07/02/2007ISBN: 9780316013321Pages: 342Weight: 0.68lbsSize: 8.29h x 5.45w x 0.94dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/26/2008 pg. 38
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

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 John McCain's 2000 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.

"Wallace can do sad, funny, silly, heartbreaking, and absurd with equal ease; he can even do them all at once." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 07/02/2007
ISBN: 9780316013321
Pages: 342
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 8.29h x 5.45w x 0.94d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/26/2008 pg. 38
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

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 John McCain's 2000 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.

"Wallace can do sad, funny, silly, heartbreaking, and absurd with equal ease; he can even do them all at once." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 07/02/2007
ISBN: 9780316013321
Pages: 342
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 8.29h x 5.45w x 0.94d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/26/2008 pg. 38