Every Love Story is a Ghost Story

A Life of David Foster Wallace
Product Number: EB00385226
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101601112
Publisher: Penguin Books
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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and "emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) In the first biography of the iconic David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max paints the portrait of a man, self-conscious, obsessive and struggling to find meaning. If Wallace was right when he declared he was "frightfully and thoroughly conventional," it is only because over the course of his short life and stunning career, he wrestled intimately and relentlessly with the fundamental anxiety of being human. In his characteristic lucid and quick-witted style, Max untangles Wallace's anxious sense of self, his volatile and sometimes abusive connection with women, and above all, his fraught relationship with fiction as he emerges with his masterpiece Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace's family and friends and with access to hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts and journals, this captivating biography unveils the life of the profoundly complicated man who gave voice to what we thought we could not say.

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Author(s): D.T. Max
Original Publish Date: Aug 30, 2012

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Author(s): D.T. Max
Narrator(s): Malcolm Hillgartner
Product Number BN2314
Released: Aug 30, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781469214870

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