Both Flesh And Not: Essays by David Foster WallaceBoth Flesh And Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace

Both Flesh And Not: Essays

byDavid Foster Wallace

Paperback | November 19, 2013

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Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.

Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more.

Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.
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:Both Flesh And Not: EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316182389

ISBN - 13:9780316182386

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite sense Wallace is mind-bogglingly unique and articulate. I love his extravagance and loquacity.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Wallace is a master craftsman and his keen societal observations will stick with you long after your reading.
Date published: 2016-11-29

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"A novelist with the industrial-strength intellectual chops to theorize even our resolutely anti-intellectual age....Wallace's ear for dialogue was unmatched in contemporary fiction."-Lev Grossman, Time