A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays And Arguments by David Foster WallaceA Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays And Arguments by David Foster Wallace

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

byDavid Foster Wallace

Paperback | February 2, 1998

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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 nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.
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 ...
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Title:A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays And ArgumentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 2, 1998Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316925284

ISBN - 13:9780316925280

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witty and humorous David Foster Wallace is a really amazing essayist. :) The essay "A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again" is particularly hilarious, and I've read it sooo many times. I definitely recommend reading his works.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmm Had no idea so much was to be said about a cruise. Look forward to reading more Wallace. Next up I will read "Infinite Jest."
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DFW does Essays A wide variety of essays, from the purely theoretical to the relation of experience, akin to reporting, all told in David Foster Wallace's incredible writing. If you like his fiction, you'll indubitably like this. Well-written with wry observations and intelligent commentary. Along with Infinite Jest, this is David Foster Wallace at his best (to date, in any case).
Date published: 1999-02-21

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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 cruiseliner. Wallace's sports obsession comes out in an essay about the unfathomable gulf between professional tennis players and the merely excellent. Exploring all phenomena of popular culture, from fairs to television, this collection reveals the writer.