A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Essays and Arguments
Wallace, David Foster (Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of keen observations, witty analyses, and essays on a wide range of subjects exposes the fault lines in today's society

Hachette Book Group
In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.

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Acclaimed as one of "Generation X"'s most talented writers, the author of Infinite Jest presents seven witty, compelling essays on subjects ranging from tennis to literary theory to forced fun aboard an ocean liner. Reprint. Tour.

Authors: Wallace, David Foster
Statement of Responsibility: David Foster Wallace
Title: A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again
essays and arguments
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co., 1998, c1997
Edition: 1st Back Bay ed
Characteristics: 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Originally published in hardcover 1997
Contents: Derivative sport in tornado alley
E unibus pluram : television and U.S. fiction
Getting away from already being pretty much away from it all
Greatly exaggerated
David Lynch keeps his head
Tennis player Michael Joyce's professional artistry as a paradigm of certain stuff about choice, freedom, discipline, joy, grotesquerie, and human completeness
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again
Subject Headings: Wit and humor
Topical Term: Wit and humor
ISBN: 0316925284
Branch Call Number: 814 Wallace
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Apr 02, 2011
  • ranXerox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The finest essayist in English of his generation, bar none.

Nov 16, 2010
  • diesellibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To my knowledge, there is no more sincere a voice than Wallace's in contemporary literature. He manages to combine his keen powers of observation with a disarmingly magnanimous wit. Like his other collections of essays ("Consider the Lobster" is every bit as great), this title is challenging but incredibly rewarding.


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