Consider the Lobster (A Story from Consider the Lobster)
And Other Essays
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... Read more »
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
Essays and Arguments
In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity,... Read more »
From the author of Infinite Jest and Consider the Lobster: a collection of five brilliant essays on tennis, from the author's own experience as a junior player to his celebrated profile of Roger Federer at the peak of his powers.
A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote... Read more »
This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording
Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
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... Read more »
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America
Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our... Read more »
David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words
"[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... Read more »
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
By David Foster Wallace
Narrated by: John Krasinski, Cory Stoll, Joshua Ferris, Denis O'Hare, Will Forte, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Josh Charles, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman & Joey Slotnick
Length: 4 hours 17 minutes
In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.
Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person,' a... Read more »
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his.
These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's... Read more »
The Pale King
The "breathtakingly brilliant" novel by the author of Infinite Jest (New York Times) is a deeply compelling and satisfying story, as hilarious and fearless and original as anything Wallace ever wrote.
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But... Read more »
The Broom of the System
The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from the bestselling author of Infinite Jest, available for the first time as an audiobook.
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,... Read more »
Both Flesh and Not
Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.
Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this... Read more »
Girl With Curious Hair
For the first time ever available as an audiobook, Girl with Curious Hair is being produced as part of Hachette Audio's ambitious David Foster Wallace audiobook publishing program, joining Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Consider the Lobster, and This is Water. (Broom of the System will be released in June 2010.)
Remarkable, hilarious and... Read more »