Oblivion: Stories David Foster Wallace

Oblivion: Stories

Author: David Foster Wallace
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Book Title
Oblivion: Stories
Author
David Foster Wallace
ISBN
9780316010764
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate."Stunning...Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned to read in the first place." --San Francisco ChronicleBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David Foster WallacePublisher: Back Bay BooksPublished: 08/30/2005ISBN: 9780316010764Pages: 330Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00dReview Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 43New York Times 09/11/2005 pg. 32
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his.

These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion").

Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.

"Stunning...Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned to read in the first place." --San Francisco Chronicle

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 08/30/2005
ISBN: 9780316010764
Pages: 330
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 43
New York Times 09/11/2005 pg. 32
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his.

These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion").

Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.

"Stunning...Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned to read in the first place." --San Francisco Chronicle

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 08/30/2005
ISBN: 9780316010764
Pages: 330
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 43
New York Times 09/11/2005 pg. 32