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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


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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 .
Authors: Wallace, David Foster
Title: A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again
essays and arguments
Publisher: Boston :, Little, Brown and Co.,, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Foster Wallace
Notes: Essays
ISBN: 0316925284
0316919896
9780316925280
Branch Call Number: 814.5 W188s
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Report This Apr 02, 2011
  • ranXerox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • 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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