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This is water : some thoughts, delivered on a significant occasion about living a compassionate life

Author: David Foster Wallace; Kenyon College.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace; Kenyon College.
ISBN: 9780316068222 0316068225
OCLC Number: 290479013
Notes: Address to the graduating class of Kenyon College in 2005.
Description: 137 p. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.

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

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"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 Read more...

 
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