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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:

An instant classic of American sportswriting--the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, "the best mind of his generation" (A. O. Scott) and "the best tennis-writer of all time" (New York Times)   Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his dazzling literary...
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Book Details
Pages:158
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Tennis
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.71 x 9.03 x 0.66 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 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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