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This Is Water David Foster Wallace

This Is Water By David Foster Wallace

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace


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Summary

David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

This Is Water Summary

This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace

How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend.

Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

This Is Water Reviews

"David Foster Wallace's unbelievable graduation speech...will inspire you."--Daily Candy
"None of the cloudlessly sane and true things he had to say about life in 2005 are any less sane or true today...[This is Water] reminds us of [Wallace's] strength and goodness and decency--the parts of him the terrible master [the mind] could never defeat, and never will."--Tom Bissel, New York Times Book Review
"Striking...is [Wallace's] evocative insight and humor."--Mark Follman, Mother Jones
"Think of it as The Last Lecture for intellectuals."--Time
"We read Wallace because he forces us to think. He makes us consider what's beneath us and around us--like water."--Alicia J. Rouverol, The Christian Science Monitor

About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the author of two novels; three story collections; and three nonfiction collections. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous other awards. He died in September 2008.

Additional information

CIN000082706
9780316068222
0316068225
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2009-04-01
144
N/A
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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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