Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
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Consider the Lobster
By David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster

Essays and Arguments

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Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? 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? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster 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 talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349119526
ISBN-10: 034911952X
Format: Paperback
(159mm x 199mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in September 2008.

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