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This Is Water

Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

This Is Water( )
Author: Wallace, David Foster
ISBN:978-0-316-06822-2
Publication Date:Apr 2009
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend.

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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Self-Help / General
Education / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.992 x 6.552 x 0.624 Inches
Book Weight:0.396 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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