Consider the Lobster
  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Release Date : 12 January 2006
  • Publisher : Hachette Digital
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 13 : 1405504137
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Book excerpt: Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talk show featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.

Consider the Lobster

Consider the Lobster

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Hachette Digital
Genre : Uncategorized
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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his ...

Consider the Lobster

Consider the Lobster

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Literary Collections
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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 ...

The David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Literary Collections
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Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, ...

A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again

A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Genre : Humor
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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 ...

Fate  Time  and Language

Fate Time and Language

Author : David Foster Wallace,Jay L. Garfield
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Presents David Foster Wallace critiques philosopher Richard Taylor's work implying that humans have no control over the future and includes essays linking Wallace's critique with his later works of fiction....

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Genre : Fiction
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so ...

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Author : David Lipsky
Publisher : Crown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky’s view, David Foster ...

Up  Simba

Up Simba

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Hachette Digital, Inc.
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This Is Water

This Is Water

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Self-Help
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In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address ...

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. Among the stories are 'The Depressed ...

The Pale King

The Pale King

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Little, Brown
Genre : Fiction
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Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review). David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented and original young writers, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily "real," almost ...

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Author : Stephen Burn
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona....

Both Flesh And Not

Both Flesh And Not

Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Literary Collections
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Both Flesh and Not is an collection of essays and writing from the virtuosic genius David Foster Wallace Beloved for his brilliantly discerning eye, his verbal elasticity and his uniquely generous imagination, David Foster Wallace was heralded by critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Collected here are ...

A Brief History of Infinity

A Brief History of Infinity

Author : Brian Clegg
Publisher : Robinson
Genre : Mathematics
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'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble ...