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Wallace, David Foster

Overview
Works: 292 works in 1,322 publications in 14 languages and 38,115 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Essays  Short stories  Fictional autobiographies  History  Biography  Tennis stories  Interviews  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, Creator, Other, Contributor, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: QA9, 813.54
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Infinite jest : a novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )

119 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,324 WorldCat member 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 )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,812 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member 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
Brief interviews with hideous men by David Foster Wallace( Book )

86 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member 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
A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and arguments by David Foster Wallace( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,536 WorldCat member 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
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace( Book )

64 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member 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 )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member 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 )

70 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace that explore the different ways people live their lives
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 845 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 676 WorldCat member 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 David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Publisher's description
String theory : David Foster Wallace on tennis by David Foster Wallace( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects essays about tennis in which the author challenges the sports memoir genre, profiles two of the world's greatest players, and shares his own experiences in his youth as a regionally ranked tennis player
The pale king : an unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )

62 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly-arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply intriguing and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook
The Best American short stories, 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
The best American essays 2007( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief interviews with hideous men by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Foster Wallace delivers a collection of twenty-two hilarious and unique stories
The broom of the system by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member 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"--Publisher's web site
McCain's promise : aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a whole bunch of actual reporters, thinking about hope by David Foster Wallace( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a close-up look at John McCain and his campaign for president in 2000, exploring both the candidate's personality and the posturing, spin, and media manipulation of presidential elections
 
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Infinite jest : a novel
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 Escritor estadounidense

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

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דייוויד פוסטר וולאס

וואלאס, דיוויד פוסטר

וואלאס, דיוויד פוסטר 1962-2008

וולס, דוד פוסטר 1962-2008

וולס, דיויד פוסטר 1962-2008

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Everything and more : a compact history of infinityConsider the lobster and other essaysBrief interviews with hideous menA supposedly fun thing I'll never do again : essays and argumentsOblivionThe broom of the systemGirl with curious hairAlthough of course you end up becoming yourself : a road trip with David Foster Wallace