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Both Flesh and Not Essays

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ISBN-10: 0316182370

ISBN-13: 9780316182379

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Foster Wallace

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Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. BOTH FLESH AND NOT gathers 15 essays never published in book form, including "Federer Both Flesh and Not," considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece; "The (As it Were) Seminal Importance ofTerminator 2," which deftly dissects James Cameron's blockbuster; and "Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young," an examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers.A sweeping, exhilarating collection of the author's most emotionally immediate work, BOTH FLESH AND NOT spans almost 20 years of Wallace's career and reminds us why A.O. Scott called him "The Best Mind of His Generation" (New York Times).
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987). Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years.

Publisher's Note
Federer Both Flesh and Not
Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young
The Empty Plenum: David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress
Mr. Cogito
Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open
Back in New Fire
The (As It Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2
The Nature of the Fun
Overlooked: Five direly underappreciated U.S. novels > 1960
Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama
The Best of the Prose Poem
Twenty-Four Word Notes
Borges on the Couch
Deciderization 2007-A Special Report
Just Asking
Acknowledgments
Copyright Acknowledgments