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

Global Wallace

Global Wallace

2 David Foster Wallace, “How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart,” in Consider the
Lobster (New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2005), 142; Wallace, “Some
Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been
Removed,” in ...

Author: Lucas Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501320675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure. Lucas Thompson challenges this consensus, arguing that Wallace's investments in various international literary traditions are central to both his artistic practice and his critique of US culture. Thompson shows how, time and again, Wallace's fiction draws on a diverse range of global texts, appropriating various forms of world literature in the attempt to craft fiction that critiques US culture from oblique and unexpected vantage points. Using a wide range of comparative case studies, and drawing on extensive archival research, Global Wallace reveals David Foster Wallace's substantial debts to such unexpected figures as Jamaica Kincaid, Julio Cortázar, Jean Rhys, Octavio Paz, Leo Tolstoy, Zbigniew Herbert, and Albert Camus, among many others. It also offers a more comprehensive account of the key influences that Wallace scholars have already perceived, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, and Manuel Puig. By reassessing Wallace's body of work in relation to five broadly construed geographic territories -- Latin America, Russia, Eastern Europe, France, and Africa -- the book reveals the mechanisms with which Wallace played particular literary traditions off one another, showing how he appropriated vastly different global texts within his own fiction. By expanding the geographic coordinates of Wallace's work in this way, Global Wallace reconceptualizes contemporary American fiction, as being embedded within a global exchange of texts and ideas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

David Foster Wallace s Toxic Sexuality

David Foster Wallace s Toxic Sexuality

Reprint, London: Abacus, 2009. Wallace, David Foster (2004d), 'The Suffering
Channel', in Oblivion: Stories, 238–329. Reprint, London: Abacus, 2009. Wallace,
David Foster (2005a), 'Big Red Son', in Consider the Lobster and Other Essays, ...

Author: Edward Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350117778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 642

David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality: Hideousness, Neoliberalism, Spermatics is the first full-length study of perhaps the most controversial aspect of Wallace's work – male sexuality. Departing from biographical accounts of Wallace's troubled relationship to sex, the book offers new and engaging close readings of this vexed topic in both his fiction and non-fiction. Wallace consistently returns to images of sexual toxicity across his career to argue that, when it comes to sex, men are immutably hideous. He makes this argument by drawing on a variety of neoliberal logics and spermatic metaphors, which in their appeal to apparently neutral economic processes and natural bodily facts, forestall the possibility that men can change. The book therefore provides a revisionist account of Wallace's attitudes towards capitalism, as well as a critical dissection of his approach to masculinity and sexuality. In doing so, David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality shows how Wallace can be considered a neoliberal writer, whose commitment to furthering male sexual toxicity is a disturbing but undeniable part of his literary project.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

... I believe , considered the lobster to grow much more slowly , but whether the
age of becoming adults be three or five ... Cases have been quoted to me where
lobsters have been caged and fed , and have shown astonishing rates of growth .

Author: Canada. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028002983

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 363

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.
Categories: Canada

Sessional Papers

Sessional Papers

... the late Professor Baird, I believe, considered the lobster to grow much more
slowly, but whether the age of becoming ... Cases have been quoted to me where
lobsters have been caged and fed, and have shown astonishing rates of growth.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068432619

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 366

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.
Categories: Canada

An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals

An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals

Now , consider the lobster . To begin with , it has a hard outside armour ( often
but erroneously called its shell ) , but neither true hairs nor scales . Break open
the armour , and you find no bones inside ; no skull , no vertebral column .

Author: Gilbert Charles Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065979521

Category: Anatomy, Comparative

Page: 269

View: 158

Categories: Anatomy, Comparative

An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals Animal organisation The P o o o a and C e e a a

An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals  Animal organisation  The   P   o     o     o  a   and C           e        e   a     a

Now , consider the lobster . To begin with , it has a hard outside armour ( often
but erroneously called its shell ) , but neither true hairs nor scales . Break open
the armour , and you find no bones inside ; no skull , no vertebral column .

Author: Gilbert Charles Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3889101

Category:

Page:

View: 354

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Table Talk

Table Talk

It must be that a great many people legislate and write about the lobster who “
may not have lived much under the sea, and perhaps were never even
introduced to a lobster,” at least so it would seem when one considers the wild
statements ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924065119921

Category: Cooking

Page:

View: 283

Categories: Cooking

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

View: 342

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

Gesturing Toward Reality David Foster Wallace and Philosophy

Gesturing Toward Reality  David Foster Wallace and Philosophy

... beings in “Consider the Lobster,” the question of beauty in athletics in “Federer
as Religious Experience,” the illusion of freedom in “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll
Never Do Again,” and the nature of language in “Authority and American Usage.

Author: Robert K. Bolger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441164087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 896

Asked in 2006 about the philosophical nature of his fiction, the late American writer David Foster Wallace replied, "If some people read my fiction and see it as fundamentally about philosophical ideas, what it probably means is that these are pieces where the characters are not as alive and interesting as I meant them to be." Gesturing Toward Reality looks into this quality of Wallace's work-when the writer dons the philosopher's cap-and sees something else. With essays offering a careful perusal of Wallace's extensive and heavily annotated self-help library, re-considerations of Wittgenstein's influence on his fiction, and serious explorations into the moral and spiritual landscape where Wallace lived and wrote, this collection offers a perspective on Wallace that even he was not always ready to see. Since so much has been said in specifically literary circles about Wallace's philosophical acumen, it seems natural to have those with an interest in both philosophy and Wallace's writing address how these two areas come together.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader

This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316329170

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 976

View: 520

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.
Categories: Literary Collections

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Consider the Lobster” in Consider the Lobster: Essays (New York: Little, Brown,
2005). A NOTE ON SOURCES Much of what I know about David came from my
interviews with his many friends, family, and professional associates thanked in ...

Author: D. T. Max

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101601112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 253

The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stern Men

Stern Men

Laws were passed forbidding affluent households from feeding their servants
lobster more than three days a week. At that ... Consider the consternation of the
honest fisherman, who pulls up his pots in daylight, only to discover worthless
Short ...

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101014875

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 205

The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men"working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself in this the critically acclaimed debut.
Categories: Fiction

Evidence Taken Before the Marine and Fisheries Committee Respecting the Lobster Industry During the Session of 1909

Evidence Taken Before the Marine and Fisheries Committee Respecting the Lobster Industry During the Session of 1909

A. 1909 Q. What is the size at which a lobster commences to produce to the best
advantage ? ... Q. Do you find the nine - inch lobsters getting scarce ? ... Q. Do
you consider the fish is any good for all of that season until the 10th of July ?

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086384521

Category: Lobster fisheries

Page: 288

View: 655

Categories: Lobster fisheries

The Modern Savage

The Modern Savage

CONSIDER. DAVID. FOSTER. WALLACE. Not all high-profile writers have
avoided the omnivore's contradiction. ... The article, “Consider the Lobster,” which
won numerous magazine awards, is notable not only as an emblematic piece of ...

Author: James McWilliams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250031204

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 971

Just Food author James McWilliams's exploration of the "compassionate carnivore" movement and the paradox of humanity's relationship with animals. In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"-not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and-supposedly-most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice-a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life.
Categories: Social Science

Food Lovers Guide to Dallas Fort Worth

Food Lovers  Guide to   Dallas   Fort Worth

At lunch, when business is brokered and ladies lunch with aplomb, you should
seriously consider the lobster roll—it's one of the best in the city. Seafood crepes
are lovely, as is the niçoise salad, but some regulars refuse to ever order
anything ...

Author: June Naylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493006649

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 186

The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs
Categories: Travel

String Theory David Foster Wallace on Tennis

String Theory  David Foster Wallace on Tennis

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 ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598534807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 206

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 Problem with Pleasure

The Problem with Pleasure

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Boston: Little, Brown, 2005), 261. 12.
Larry McCaffery, “An Interview with David Foster Wallace,” Review of
Contemporary Fiction 13, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 129, 130. 13. McCaffery, “An
Interview with ...

Author: Laura Frost

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 783

Aldous Huxley decried "the horrors of modern 'pleasure,'" or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D. H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to delight through their notoriously daunting work. Laura Frost follows these experiments in the art of unpleasure, connecting modernism's signature characteristics, such as irony, allusiveness, and obscurity, to an ambitious attempt to reconfigure bliss. In The Problem with Pleasure, Frost draws upon a wide variety of materials, linking interwar amusements, such as the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian fragrance Chanel no. 5, and the exotic confection Turkish Delight, to the artistic play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the rise of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee against contemporary sociological, scientific, and philosophical writings on leisure and desire. Throughout her study, Frost incorporates recent scholarship on material and visual culture and vernacular modernism, recasting the period's high/low, elite/popular divides and formal strategies as efforts to regulate sensual and cerebral experience. Capturing the challenging tensions between these artists' commitment to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced yet deployed in their writing, Frost calls attention to the central role of pleasure in shaping interwar culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

There Is an I in Team

There Is an I in Team

Conclusion 1. See James March and Thierry Weil, On Leadership:A Short
Course (Oxford, UK:Wiley-Blackwell, 2005). 2. See David FosterWallace,“How
Tracy Austin Broke My Heart,” in Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays (
NewYork: Little ...

Author: Mark de Rond

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422183977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 500

Foreword by Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide We’ve all worked with one—a smart and immensely talented individual who brings enormous value to the organization. The problem? He’s an awful teammate. So as a leader, do you consider this key player toxic or irreplaceable? There Is an I in Team explores the relationship between individual and team—asking the question, How can we harness the talent of individual performers into a cohesive, productive team that creates overall value? And why are so many of our assumptions about teams wrong? Business challenges like this one mimic many of the issues facing sports teams, though admittedly the sports metaphors most commonly used in business are trite and superficial comparisons. What’s needed are real and substantial lessons that managers actually can take from the world of high-performance sports and use in an everyday work environment. This book meets that need. University of Cambridge professor Mark de Rond has combined cutting-edge social and psychological research with rich stories from world-class sports teams, coaches, athletes, and even business executives. The result challenges our most popular notions about teams. Equally critical, it teaches an innovative way to transform team potential into measurable business advantage. You’ll learn: • Why there is an I in team—and why that matters • Why an ideal team is rarely comprised of the best individual performers • Why conflict happens even when intentions are perfectly aligned • Why likability can trump competence even in technically sophisticated environments • Why a focus on interpersonal harmony can actually hurt team performance • Why data and sophisticated statistical tools are unlikely to eliminate the role of intuition At once readable and teachable, There Is an I in Team will strengthen your understanding of the issues that permeate teams of high-performers, and it will help you apply these new insights to your own work—giving you and your team an edge over the competition.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

... Baltimore 1943 Michael Ondaatje (Coming Through Slaughter), Colombo,
Ceylon DIED: 1869 Peter Mark Roget (Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases)
, 90, West Malvern, England 2008 David Foster Wallace (Consider the Lobster),
46, ...

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 476

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
Categories: Literary Criticism