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The David Foster Wallace Reader

David Foster Wallace

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work--essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work--essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.
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Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work--essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff, Ben Shenkman, Bobby Cannavale, Kristine Hvam, Sally Foster Wallace, Sean Pratt

Length:

48h 43m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:00


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

51:10


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:50:04


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

02:32:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

47:04


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

37:33


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:19


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

26:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

02:32:17


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

01:56:03


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

03:19:58


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:07:54


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

01:17:47


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

02:00:38


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

05:52:05


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

02:47:17


Part 2
Part 2

01:16:16


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

59:47


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:55:48


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

03:00:59


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

05:01:04


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

13:05


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

03:31:31


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

26:41


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

50:34


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:04:09