Saturday, September 13, 2008

David Foster WALLACE

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)

“The day David Foster Wallace died, however, was the day I decided to spend more time with him. And this, surely, is a straightforward reason to celebrate books. David Foster Wallace the man is dead, and that is a tragedy; but David Foster Wallace the writer will live on, for as long as people are around to read him.” David Baddiel

DAVID Foster Wallace’s Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Little, Brown; Abacus, 2005) is an intelligent collection of literary essays, magazine articles and reportage on a vast cornucopia of provocative topics, especially on the paradoxes and quirkiness that plague contemporary American society and all that they represent. The author is in his element when lambasting the absurdity and ingrained hypocrisy that permeate our lives.

WALLACE David Foster [1962-2008] Novelist, short-story writer. Born in Ithaca, New York, U.S. NOVELS Infinite Jest (1996); The Broom of the System (1987) STORIES Oblivion (2004); Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999); Girl with Curious Hair (1989) NONFICTION Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (2005); Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (2003); Up, Simba! 7 Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate (2000); A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments (1997); Signifying Rappers (with Mark Costello) (1990)


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