David Foster Wallace Essays Amazon

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.

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Brilliant dazzling never-before-collected nonfiction writings by one of Americas most daring and talented writers Los Angeles Times Book Review Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallaces seminal essays all published in book form for the first time Never has Wallaces seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing Here Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay the best underappreciated novels and the English languages most irksome misused words and much more Both Flesh and Not restores Wallaces essays as originally written and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list an assembly of unusual words and definitions

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Editorial Reviews

Brilliant dazzling never-before-collected nonfiction writings by one of Americas most daring and talented writers Los Angeles Times Book Review Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallaces seminal essays all published in book form for the first time Never has Wallaces seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing Here Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay the best underappreciated novels and the English languages most irksome misused words and much more Both Flesh and Not restores Wallaces essays as originally written and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list an assembly of unusual words and definitions

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Editorial Reviews

Brilliant dazzling never-before-collected nonfiction writings by one of Americas most daring and talented writers Los Angeles Times Book Review Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallaces seminal essays all published in book form for the first time Never has Wallaces seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing Here Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay the best underappreciated novels and the English languages most irksome misused words and much more Both Flesh and Not restores Wallaces essays as originally written and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list an assembly of unusual words and definitions

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