A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
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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, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.
 

About David Foster Wallace

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David Foster Wallace wrote the novels The Pale King, Infinite Jest, and The Broom of the System and the story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Girl With Curious Hair. His nonfiction includes Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Everything and More, and This Is Water. He died in 2008.
 
Published October 31, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 378 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This collection of essays by hot novelist Wallace (Infinite Jest, 1996, etc.) is sometimes tiresome but often truly rewarding.

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Like the tennis champs who fascinate him, novelist Wallace (Infinite Jest; The Broom of the System) makes what he does look effortless and yet inspired. His instinct for the colloquial puts his master

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Like the tennis champs who fascinate him, novelist Wallace (Infinite Jest; The Broom of the System) makes what he does look effortless and yet inspired. His instinct for the colloquial puts his master

Feb 02 1997 | Read Full Review of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll N...

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If there's a subject worthy of commentary, chances are David Foster Wallace, best known for the gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, has...

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Originally posted Mar 07, 1997 Published in issue #369 Mar 07, 1997 Order article reprints

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The Paris Review

TAGS A Monk Swimming, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, American Purgatorio, Angels, Catholics, Consider the Lobster, Cultural Amnesia, David Foster Wallace, Don't Look Now, Footsteps, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Last Evenings On Earth, My Antonia, PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, Pulphe...

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The Paris Review

TAGS A Monk Swimming, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, American Purgatorio, Angels, Catholics, Consider the Lobster, Cultural Amnesia, David Foster Wallace, Don't Look Now, Footsteps, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Last Evenings On Earth, My Antonia, PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, Pulphe...

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