The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace audiobook

The David Foster Wallace Reader

By David Foster Wallace
Read by David Foster Wallace and various narrators

Hachette Book Group 9780316182393
48.74 Hours 1
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A selection of David Foster Wallace's life's work, introducing readers to his remarkable humor, kindness, sweeping intellect, and versatility as a writer. The David Foster Wallace Reader is a compilation from one of the most original writers of our age, featuring selections of his brilliant fiction and nonfiction. For new readers, this is an accessible introduction to the pleasures of Wallace; for fans, a must-have best-of; and for teachers, an invaluable tool. Astounding chapters from the novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King are here, along with legendary stories including "The Depressed Person," "Good Old Neon," and his previously uncollected first story. This collection also features Wallace's essays delving into luxury ("A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"), morality ("Consider the Lobster"), sports ("Roger Federer Both Flesh and Not"), literature, and the deep paradoxes of American life, plus reading lists from his life as a teacher.

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Summary

A selection of David Foster Wallace's life's work, introducing readers to his remarkable humor, kindness, sweeping intellect, and versatility as a writer.

The David Foster Wallace Reader is a compilation from one of the most original writers of our age, featuring selections of his brilliant fiction and nonfiction. For new readers, this is an accessible introduction to the pleasures of Wallace; for fans, a must-have best-of; and for teachers, an invaluable tool.

Astounding chapters from the novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King are here, along with legendary stories including "The Depressed Person," "Good Old Neon," and his previously uncollected first story. This collection also features Wallace's essays delving into luxury ("A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"), morality ("Consider the Lobster"), sports ("Roger Federer Both Flesh and Not"), literature, and the deep paradoxes of American life, plus reading lists from his life as a teacher.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A prose magician, Mr. Wallace was capable of writing…about subjects from tennis to politics to lobsters, from the horrors of drug withdrawal to the small terrors of life aboard a luxury cruise ship, with humor and fervor and verve.” New York Times, praise for the author
“David Foster Wallace has earned a place as one of America’s most daring and talented young writers.” Los Angeles Times
“Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned how to read in the first place.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: David Foster Wallace

Author Bio: David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) was the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl with Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, Playboy, Paris Review, Conjunctions, Premiere, Tennis, the Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. He received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.

Details

Details

Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 48.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English