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Consider The Lobster David Foster Wallace

Consider The Lobster By David Foster Wallace

Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace


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Summary

A brilliant and hilarious new collection of essays from the award-winning author of the bestseller INFINITE JEST.

Consider The Lobster Summary

Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace

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 talk show 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.

Consider The Lobster Reviews

'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' New York Times 'Wallace is a superb comedian of culture ... his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight' James Woods, Guardian 'He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up ... He's damn good' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award.

Additional information

GOR012074745
9780349119519
0349119511
Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-12-01
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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