A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays And Arguments

Paperback | February 2, 1998

byDavid Foster Wallace

not yet rated|write a review
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 nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$16.25 online
$19.50 list price (save 16%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From Our Editors

In A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace brings together writings on a range of subjects that only he could rationalize. From personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy and postmodern literary theory, no subject is outside the play of his imagination. In the title essay, Wallace reports with excruciating humor the agonies of enduring forced fun on a commercial cru...

From the Publisher

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 nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted re...

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduat...

other books by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest

Paperback|Nov 13 2006

$18.00 online$24.00list price(save 25%)
String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis: A Library Of America Special Publication
String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis: A Librar...

Hardcover|May 10 2016

$25.92 online$25.95list price
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered On A Significant Occasion, About Living A Compassionate Life
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered On A Significan...

Hardcover|Apr 14 2009

$15.29 online$18.00list price(save 15%)
see all books by David Foster Wallace
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1 inPublished:February 2, 1998Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316925284

ISBN - 13:9780316925280

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews