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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date December 1, 2015
Pages 963
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316182409
ISBN-10 0316182400
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.15 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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."

Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students.

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.

Editions
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Editions for the work The David Foster Wallace Reader
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316182393
 
from Little Brown & Co (November 11, 2014)
9780316182393 | details & prices | 963 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 2.88 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace?
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316182409 Book cover for 9780516416229
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Back Bay Books (December 1, 2015)
9780316182409 | details & prices | 963 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $24.99
This edition also contains The David Foster Wallace Reader
About: Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace?
With Karen Jacobsen | Reprint edition from Childrens Pr (January 1, 1987); titled "Health"
9780516416229 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Health, The David Foster Wallace Reader
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781478983064
 
Unabridged edition from Hachette Audio (November 11, 2014)
9781478983064 | details & prices | List price $40.00
About: Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace?
Editions for the work The David Foster Wallace Reader
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316182409 Book cover for 9780516416229
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Back Bay Books (December 1, 2015)
9780316182409 | details & prices | 963 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $24.99
This edition also contains The David Foster Wallace Reader
About: Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace?
With Karen Jacobsen | Reprint edition from Childrens Pr (January 1, 1987); titled "Health"
9780516416229 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Health, The David Foster Wallace Reader
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781478987543
 
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (November 11, 2014)
9781478987543 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $79.99
About: A selection of David Foster Wallace s life s work, introducing readers to his remarkable humor, kindness, sweeping intellect, and versatility as a writer.

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