9780316182409-0316182400-The David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader

ISBN-13: 9780316182409
ISBN-10: 0316182400
Edition: Reprint
Author: Wallace, David Foster
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback 976 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780316182409
ISBN-10: 0316182400
Edition: Reprint
Author: Wallace, David Foster
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback 976 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Wallace, David Foster wrote The David Foster Wallace Reader comprising 976 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0316182400 and 9780316182409. Since then The David Foster Wallace Reader textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person."

Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students.

A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

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