Consider The Lobster

Consider The Lobster

For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405521017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Consider the Lobster

Consider the Lobster

A brilliant and hilarious newcollection of essays from the award-winning author of thebestseller INFINITE JEST

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 034911952X

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 926

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.
Categories: Social Science

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.

Author: Stephen Burn

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617032271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader

A compilation from the one of the most original writers of our age, featuring: · the very best of his fiction and non-fiction; · previously unpublished writing · and original contributions from 12 prominent authors and critics about his ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241961971

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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The David Foster Wallace Reader is a selection of David Foster Wallace's work, introducing readers to his humour, kindness, sweeping intellect and versatility as a writer. A compilation from the one of the most original writers of our age, featuring: · the very best of his fiction and non-fiction; · previously unpublished writing · and original contributions from 12 prominent authors and critics about his work From classic short fiction to genre-defining reportage, this book is a must for new readers and confirmed David Foster Wallace fans alike'One of the most dazzling luminaries of contemporary American fiction' Sunday Times 'There are times, reading his work, when you get halfway through a sentence and gasp involuntarily, and for a second you feel lucky that there was, at least for a time, someone who could make sense like no other of what it is to be a human in our era' Daily Telegraph '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 humour and fervour and verve' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times David Foster Wallace wrote the novels The Pale King, Infinite Jest, and The Broom of the System and three story collections. His nonfiction includes Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. He died in 2008.
Categories: Fiction

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Book Analysis

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace  Book Analysis

Besides Infinite Jest, he is also known for the short story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster.

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782808018937

Category: Study Aids

Page: 50

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Infinite Jest with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, a vast, sweeping novel which takes in a tennis academy for gifted young players, a halfway house for recovering addicts and an “entertainment” rumoured to be so compelling that it will kill whoever watches it. The novel’s scope, humour and complexity mean that it is widely recognised as the author’s masterpiece and as one of the greatest novels of recent years. David Foster Wallace was an American writer, and is one of the most influential authors of recent years. Besides Infinite Jest, he is also known for the short story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster. Find out everything you need to know about Infinite Jest in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Categories: Study Aids

String Theory David Foster Wallace on Tennis

String Theory  David Foster Wallace on Tennis

"A Library of America special publication."

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598534807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 348

An instant classic of American sportswriting--the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, "the best mind of his generation" (A. O. Scott) and "the best tennis-writer of all time" (New York Times) Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting-Award winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Pale King

The Pale King

Here then, squeezed between the trivial and the quotidian, lies all human life. And this is David Foster Wallace's towering, brilliant, hilarious and deeply moving final novel.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141942896

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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The Pale King is David Foster Wallace's final novel - a testament to his enduring brilliance The Internal Revenue Service Regional Examination Centre in Peoria, Illinois, 1985. Here the minutaie of a million daily lives are totted up, audited and accounted for. Here the workers fight a never-ending war against the urgency of their own boredom. Here then, squeezed between the trivial and the quotidian, lies all human life. And this is David Foster Wallace's towering, brilliant, hilarious and deeply moving final novel. 'Breathtakingly brilliant, funny, maddening and elegiac' New York Times 'A bravura performance worthy of Woolf or Joyce. Wallace's finest work as a novelist' Time 'Light-years beyond Infinite Jest. Wallace's reputation will only grow, and like one of the broken columns beloved of Romantic painters, The Pale King will stand, complete in its incompleteness, as his most substantial fictional achievement' Hari Kunzru, Financial Times 'A paradise of language and intelligence' The Times 'Archly brilliant' Metro 'Teems with erudition and ideas, with passages of stylistic audacity, with great cheerful thrown-out gags, goofy puns and moments of truly arresting clarity. Innovative, penetrating, forcefully intelligent fiction like Wallace's arrives once in a generation, if that' Daily Telegraph 'In a different dimension to the tepid vapidities that pass as novels these days. Sentence for sentence, almost word for word, Wallace could out-write any of his peers' Scotland on Sunday David Foster Wallace wrote the novels Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System, and the short-story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Girl with Curious Hair. His non-fiction includes Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Everything and More, This is Water and Both Flesh and Not. He died in 2008.
Categories: Fiction

On Tennis

On Tennis

On Tennis presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316284820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. On Tennis presents David Foster Wallace's five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time. This lively and entertaining collection begins with Wallace's own experience as a prodigious tennis player (Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley). He also challenges the sports memoir genre (How Tracy Austen Broke My Heart), takes us to the US Open (Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open), and profiles of two of the world's greatest tennis players (Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff About Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness and Federer Both Flesh and Not). With infectious enthusiasm and enormous heart, Wallace's writing shows us the beauty, complexity, and brilliance of the game he loved best.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Both Flesh And Not

Both Flesh And Not

Collected here are fifteen essays published for the first time in book form, including writing never published before in the UK. From 'Federer Both Flesh and Not', considered by many to be his non-fiction masterpiece; to 'The (As it Were) ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141943152

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 435

Both Flesh and Not is an collection of essays and writing from the virtuosic genius David Foster Wallace Beloved for his brilliantly discerning eye, his verbal elasticity and his uniquely generous imagination, David Foster Wallace was heralded by critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Collected here are fifteen essays published for the first time in book form, including writing never published before in the UK. From 'Federer Both Flesh and Not', considered by many to be his non-fiction masterpiece; to 'The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2,' which deftly dissects James Cameron's blockbuster; to 'Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young', an examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers, the writing collected here swoops from erudite literary discussion to open-hearted engagement with the most familiar of our twentieth-century cultural references. A celebration of Wallace's great loves - for language, for precision, for meaning - and a feast of enjoyment for his fans, Both Flesh and Not is a fitting tribute to this writer who was never concerned with anything less important than what it means to be alive. Praise for David Foster Wallace: 'A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian . . . he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us' Zadie Smith 'Wallace's essays brim with cerebral energy, acute observation and fizzing wit. Enviably good' Sunday Times 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight . . . a superb comedian of culture' Guardian, James Wood David Foster Wallace wrote the novels Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System, and the short-story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Girl with Curious Hair. His non-fiction includes Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Everything and More, This is Water and Both Flesh and Not. He died in 2008.
Categories: Literary Collections

Fate Time and Language

Fate  Time  and Language

Presents David Foster Wallace critiques philosopher Richard Taylor's work implying that humans have no control over the future and includes essays linking Wallace's critique with his later works of fiction.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231151573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 858

Presents David Foster Wallace critiques philosopher Richard Taylor's work implying that humans have no control over the future and includes essays linking Wallace's critique with his later works of fiction.
Categories: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace

A compelling, comprehensive, and substantive introduction to the work of David Foster Wallace.

Author: Ralph Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107195950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 541

A compelling, comprehensive, and substantive introduction to the work of David Foster Wallace.
Categories: Literary Criticism

I Lobster

I  Lobster

A consideration of the lobster in history, myth, art, literature, and cuisine

Author: Nancy Frazier

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584659624

Category: Nature

Page: 254

View: 718

A consideration of the lobster in history, myth, art, literature, and cuisine
Categories: Nature

Gourmet

Gourmet

When I was growing up , one of our annual summer treats was my mother
bringing home live lobsters for the whole family ... And living as I do in wine
country , I I MUST ADMIT that as I read “ Consider the Lobster , ” I imagined
feeling the way a ...

Author: Pearl Violette Newfield Metzelthin

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093098667

Category: Cooking

Page:

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Categories: Cooking

How to Cook Everything Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition

How to Cook Everything  Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Then there's size to consider. Lobsters grow slowly and have been overfished for
decades. Consequently, there are more “chickens” (1-pounders), “eighths” (11⁄8
pounds), and “quarters” (11⁄4 pounds) than there are larger lobsters. But in my ...

Author: Mark Bittman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328545435

Category:

Page: 960

View: 436

The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos For twenty years, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today's cooks while retaining Bittman's trademark minimalist style--easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration. Inside, you'll find hundreds of brand new features, recipes, and variations, like Slow-Simmered Beef Chili, My New Favorite Fried Chicken, and Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce; plus old favorites from the previous editions, in many cases reimagined with new methods or flavors. Recipes and features are designed to give you unparalleled freedom and flexibility: for example, infinitely variable basic techniques (Grilling Vegetables, Roasting Seafood); innovative uses for homemade condiments; easy-to-make one-pot pastas; and visual guides to improvising soups, stir-fries, and more. Bittman has also updated all the information on ingredients, including whole grains and produce, alternative baking staples, and sustainable seafood. And, new for this edition, recipes are showcased throughout with color photos. By increasing the focus on usability, modernizing the recipes to become new favorites, and adding gorgeous photography, Mark Bittman has updated this classic cookbook to be more indispensable than ever.
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House of Commons Debates Official Report

House of Commons Debates  Official Report

... Westport , N . S . , 20th June , 1895 and unless this is done very shortly , the
lobster Dear Sir , - Replying to your favour ... that I believe that caught between 9
and 1042 inches as there are the capture of lobsters of a length as low as 9
above ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068462780

Category: Canada

Page:

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Categories: Canada

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

The novel Infinite Jest is the story of this addictive entertainment, and in particular how it affects a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts and a nearby tennis academy, whose students have many budding addictions of their own.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 0349139059

Category: Addicts

Page: 1079

View: 688

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, Guardian
Categories: Addicts

The Broom of the System

The Broom of the System

"The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143129448

Category: Cleveland (Ohio)

Page: 467

View: 903

"The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore's great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho-babble, Auden, and the King James Bible"--
Categories: Cleveland (Ohio)

Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

This is told by old and experienced men, without the slightest concert or question
of collusion.” - Who, after this, will not believe in the loves of the lobsters as
willingly as in an oyster crossed in its affections?” “The lobster's home,” says Dr.

Author: Frank Leslie

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000492050

Category: American periodicals

Page:

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Categories: American periodicals

Hearings

Hearings

Well , the lobsters have been free , I believe , for many , many years . Mr. MORAN
. That is right . Mr. HOPKINSON . Whether or not you wish to consider lobsters
from the standpoint of revenue , in a sense it is a luxury food ; perhaps not now ,
at ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018406259

Category:

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