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Wallace, David Foster

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Works: 265 works in 1,040 publications in 12 languages and 32,988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fictional autobiographies  History  Biography  Interviews  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: QA9,
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Publications about David Foster Wallace
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Publications by David Foster Wallace, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by David Foster Wallace
Infinite jest : a novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )
53 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 libraries worldwide
A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent
Everything and more : a compact history of infinity by David Foster Wallace( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,824 libraries worldwide
David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the infinite, from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's counterintuitive discovery that there is more than one kind of infinity
Consider the lobster and other essays by David Foster Wallace( Book )
42 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
For this collection, 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 talk show featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that looks good only on the radio. Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? 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? Wallace answers these questions and more.--From publisher description
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments by David Foster Wallace( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again collects David Foster Wallace's writings on a range of subjects that only he could bring together. From personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy, and postmodern literary theory, no subject is outside the play of his imagination. In "Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All", a finalist for the 1995 National Magazine Award, Wallace gorges himself on corn dogs, gawks at baton twirlers, and gropes toward the true meaning of the all-American Institution the State Fair. In the title essay, one of the most talked about (and frequently photocopied) nonfiction pieces of the-year, Wallace reports with excruciating humor the agonies of enduring forced fun on a commercial cruiseliner. Wallace's sports obsession comes out in an essay about the unfathomable gulf between professional tennis players and the merely excellent. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction" explores the deep currents affecting both popular arts and literary craft, while "David Lynch Keeps His Head" is at once a portrait of the artist at work and an appreciation of the far-reaching cultural influence a popular artist can have
Brief interviews with hideous men by David Foster Wallace( Book )
72 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
A collection of 23 stories, several of which deal with misunderstandings between men and women. In one, a man assumes that women find his mutilated arm sexy, in another a wife is inhibited in her lovemaking by fear that her husband will think she is a slut
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace( Book )
57 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and disconcertingly immediate. Oblivion is an arresting and hilarious new creation from a writer "whose best work challenges and reinvents the art of fiction" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The broom of the system by David Foster Wallace( Book )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
"When her great-grandmother goes missing along with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights, Ohio, Nursing Home, Lenore's life is thrown into chaos. Featuring an insanely jealous boss and a cockatiel that quotes Auden and the King James Bible, Lenore's quest to find her great-grandmother against daunting odds cleverly moves into an exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality."--Inside blurb
Both flesh and not : essays by David Foster Wallace( Book )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
A compilation of fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time
Girl with curious hair by David Foster Wallace( Book )
61 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace that explore the different ways people live their lives
Infinite jest : a novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 880 libraries worldwide
"Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the most endearingly screwed-up families in contemporary fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives, about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people, and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human--and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do."--Back cover
Although of course you end up becoming yourself : a road trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Shares the author's travels with the late David Foster Wallace based on interviews from the 1996 "Infinite Jest" book tour, covering such topics as Wallace's literary process, struggles with fame, and battle with mental illness
This is water : some thoughts, delivered on a significant occasion about living a compassionate life by David Foster Wallace( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 674 libraries worldwide
"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 Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others."--
Signifying rappers : rap and race in the urban present by Mark Costello( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
"Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work--essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty"--
The pale king : an unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )
49 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 449 libraries worldwide
The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
The best American essays 2007 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
The broom of the system by David Foster Wallace( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"At the center of The Broom of the System is the betwitching (and also bewildered) heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio, which sits on the edge of a suburban wasteland-the Great Ohio Desert. Lenore works as a switchboard attendant at a publishing firm, and in addition to her mind-numbing job, she has a few other problems. Her great-grandmother, a one-time student of Wittgenstein, has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau (and boss), editor-in-chief Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous. And her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psychobabble, Auden, and the King James Bible, which may propel him to stardom on a Christian fundamentalist television program" -- from publisher's web site
Brief interviews with hideous men by David Foster Wallace( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
David Foster Wallace delivers a collection of twenty-two hilarious and unique stories
Signifying rappers by David Foster Wallace( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop." The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. Signifying Rappers issued a fan's challenge to the giants of rock writing, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, and Lester Bangs: Could the new street beats of 1989 set us free, as rock had always promised?
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
 
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Alternative Names
David Foster Wallace Amerikaans schrijver
David Foster Wallace amerikansk författare
David Foster Wallace amerikansk skribent
David Foster Wallace écrivain américain
David Foster Wallace scrittore e saggista statunitense
David Foster Wallace US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Foster Wallace, David
Foster-Wallace, David 1962-2008
Wallace, David Foster, 1962-2008
Девід Фостер Воллес
Уоллес, Дэвид Фостер
דייוויד פוסטר וולאס
וואלאס, דיוויד פוסטר
וואלאס, דיוויד פוסטר 1962-2008
וולס, דוד פוסטר 1962-2008
וולס, דיויד פוסטר 1962-2008
دیوید فاستر والاس نویسنده آمریکایی
ਡੇਵਿਡ ਫਾਸਟਰ ਵਾਲਸ
데이빗 포스터 월래스
ウォーレス, デイヴィッド・フォスター
ウォレス, デヴィッド・フォスター
デヴィッド・フォスター・ウォレス
大衛·福士特·華萊士
大卫·福斯特·华莱士
大衛科士打華萊士
Languages
English (506)
Spanish (48)
German (41)
Italian (28)
French (10)
Japanese (3)
Catalan (3)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (2)
Polish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Dutch (2)
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