Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays by David Foster WallaceConsider the Lobster: And Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

byDavid Foster Wallace

Paperback | July 2, 2007

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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 of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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 ...
Title:Consider the Lobster: And Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.12 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:July 2, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316013323

ISBN - 13:9780316013321

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from did zip for me The guy can write but I found the topics in this one a total bore. Also he fell into the trap of repeating himself way too much especially in that tennis star Tracy Austin article.
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