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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Essays and Arguments

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again( )
Author: Wallace, David Foster
ISBN:978-0-316-92528-0
Publication Date:Feb 1998
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.70USD $16.00
Book Description:

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 bestsellingInfinite Jest.

Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Humor / Topic / Travel
Humor / General
Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.25 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.85 Pounds
Author Biography
Wallace, David Foster (Author)
Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987).

Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years.

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