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Consider the lobster and other essays

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0316013323 9780316013321 0316156116 9780316156110
OCLC Number: 244642394
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Big red son --
Certainly the end of something or other, one would sort of have to think --
Some remarks on Kafka's funniness from which probably not enough has been removed --
Authority and American usage --
The view from Mrs. Thompson's --
How Tracy Austin broke my heart --
Up, Simba --
Consider the lobster --
Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky --
Host.
Other Titles: Consider the lobster
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.
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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.

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