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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 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.

Consider The Lobster Reviews

He is eloquent, scathing, precise and very funny * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
Wallace's voice comes zinging off the page, reinforcing the school of thought that says he's some type of maybe-genius doing something they haven't invented a word for yet * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
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 *

About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace was 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. He died in September 2008.

Additional information

GOR001993984
9780349119526
034911952X
Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2007-06-21
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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