A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Essays and Arguments

Wallace, David Foster

(Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
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 .
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316925284
Branch Call Number: 814.5 W188s
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,24 cm


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Apr 02, 2011
  • ranXerox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The finest essayist in English of his generation, bar none.

Nov 16, 2010
  • diesellibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To my knowledge, there is no more sincere a voice than Wallace's in contemporary literature. He manages to combine his keen powers of observation with a disarmingly magnanimous wit. Like his other collections of essays ("Consider the Lobster" is every bit as great), this title is challenging but incredibly rewarding.


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