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  • David Foster Wallace

    '[DFW's] delivery is dead-on and fresh, the words often springing from his mouth as if conceived on the spot . . . . an audible confirmation that modern American writing continues to gain strength.' -- Publishers Weekly on Consider the Lobster Collected here for the first time are the stories and speeches of David Foster Wallace as read by the author himself. Over the course of his career, David Foster Wallace recorded a variety of his work in diverse circumstances -- from studio recordings to live performances -- that are finally compiled in this unique collection. Some of the pieces collected here are: 'Another Pioneer,' recorded at The University of Arizona Poetry Center; stories from...read more

  • David Foster Wallace

    In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. 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. After his death, it became a treasured...read more

  • David Foster Wallace

    This Is Water: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! * 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. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and...read more

  • David Foster Wallace

    David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen - eine kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte. Was bedeutet es eigentlich, erwachsen zu sein, und wie können Menschen ihre Standardeinstellung, dass sich alles im Leben erst mal um sie selbst dreht, durchbrechen, um ein sinnvolleres und stressfreieres Dasein zu führen? David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und...read more

  • David Foster Wallace

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American...read more