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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Foster Wallace Narrator: David Foster Wallace Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781478983071
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A selection of David Foster Wallace’s life’s work, introducing readers to his remarkable humor, kindness, sweeping intellect, and versatility as a writer.

The David Foster Wallace Reader is a compilation from one of the most original writers of our age, featuring selections of his brilliant fiction and nonfiction. For new readers, this is an accessible introduction to the pleasures of reading Wallace; for fans, a must-have best-of; and for teachers, an invaluable tool.

Astounding chapters from the novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King are here, along with legendary stories including “The Depressed Person,” “Good Old Neon,” and his previously uncollected first story. This collection also features Wallace’s essays delving into luxury (“A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”), morality (“Consider the Lobster”), sports (“Roger Federer Both Flesh and Not”), literature, and the deep paradoxes of American life, plus reading lists from his life as a teacher.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Best Mind of His Generation A.O. Scott, The New York Times
  • A prose magician, Mr. Wallace was capable of writing...about subjects from tennis to politics to lobsters, from the horrors of drug withdrawal to the small terrors of life aboard a luxury cruise ship, with humor and fervor and verve. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
  • One of the most influential writers of his generation. Timothy Williams, The New York Times
  • David Foster Wallace has earned a place as one of America's most daring and talented young writers. Scott Morris, L.A. Times Book Review
  • Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned how to read in the first place. Andrew Ervin, San Francisco Chronicle
  • “A prose magician, Mr. Wallace was capable of writing…about subjects from tennis to politics to lobsters, from the horrors of drug withdrawal to the small terrors of life aboard a luxury cruise ship, with humor and fervor and verve.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

  • “David Foster Wallace has earned a place as one of America’s most daring and talented young writers.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned how to read in the first place.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

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About the Author
Author David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) was the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl with Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, Playboy, Paris Review, Conjunctions, Premiere, Tennis, the Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. He received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.