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String Theory - David Foster Wallace on Tennis

String Theory - David Foster Wallace on Tennis( )
Author: Wallace, David Foster
Introduction by: Sullivan, John Jeremiah
ISBN:978-1-59853-480-1
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Both a onetime 'near-great junior tennis player' and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and the disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as...
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Pages:150
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Tennis
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.655 x 8.892 x 0.702 Inches
Book Weight:0.704 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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