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Consider the Lobster: and Other Essays
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date July 2, 2007
Pages 342
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316013321
ISBN-10 0316013323
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A collection of essays by the award-winning author of Infinite Jest shares whimsical and biting observations about such topics as the Bush-Kerry presidential race, the pain experienced by lobsters while they are being prepared for the feast, and Franz Kafka's questionable sense of humor. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 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.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316156110
 
from Little Brown & Co (December 13, 2005); titled "Consider the Lobster And Other Essays"
9780316156110 | details & prices | 343 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.99
About: For this collection, 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316013321 Book cover for 9780349119526
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (July 2, 2007)
9780316013321 | details & prices | 342 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A collection of essays shares whimsical observations about such topics as the Bush-Kerry presidential race, the pain experienced by lobsters while they are being prepared for the feast, and Franz Kafka's questionable sense of humor.
With David Foster Wallace | from Gardners Books (June 21, 2007)
9780349119526 | details & prices | 342 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A brilliant and hilarious new collection of essays from the award-winning author of the bestseller INFINITE JEST
Miscellaneous
With David Foster Wallace | from Little Brown & Co (December 1, 2005)
9780759514928 | details & prices | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781594830990
 
Abridged edition from Hachette Audio (December 1, 2005)
9781594830990 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.98
About: A collection of essays shares whimsical observations about such topics as the Bush-Kerry presidential race, the pain experienced by lobsters while they are being prepared for the feast, and Franz Kafka's questionable sense of humor.

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