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Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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Wallace brings to every essay in this collection his signature wit and his critical, often scathing view of all things human--from our shallow obsession with news and sports media to our inherent desire to boil things alive for our own pleasure.

While Consider the Lobster is perhaps best known for its titular essay, I would argue that "The View From Ms. Thompson's House" is the true gem hidden inside this collection. Originally published in Rolling Stone just a few weeks after 9/11, his reflection on life in Indiana in the midst of American tragedy is one of the most honest pieces of writing about life in the Midwest that I've ever come across.

— Crow Staff


This hilarious books reveals David Foster Wallace as he delves further and further into his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying.

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? Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures.

Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious 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 letters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478990994
ISBN-10: 1478990996
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Language: English