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A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments, David Foster Wallace

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A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments
Title
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again
Title remainder
essays and arguments
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book collects David Foster Wallace's writings on a range of subjects that only he could bring together. From personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy, and postmodern literary theory, no subject is outside the play of his imagination. In "Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All", a finalist for the 1995 National Magazine Award, Wallace gorges himself on corn dogs, gawks at baton twirlers, and gropes toward the true meaning of the all-American Institution the State Fair. In the title essay, one of the most talked about (and frequently photocopied) nonfiction pieces of the-year, Wallace reports with excruciating humor the agonies of enduring forced fun on a commercial cruiseliner. Wallace's sports obsession comes out in an essay about the unfathomable gulf between professional tennis players and the merely excellent. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction" explores the deep currents affecting both popular arts and literary craft, while "David Lynch Keeps His Head" is at once a portrait of the artist at work and an appreciation of the far-reaching cultural influence a popular artist can have
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
S86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments, David Foster Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9780316925280
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96042528
System control number
ocm35318437
Label
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments, David Foster Wallace
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9780316925280
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96042528
System control number
ocm35318437

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