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    DescriptionDo lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.


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    Title
    Consider the Lobster
    Subtitle
    Essays and Arguments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Foster Wallace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 266 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349119526
    ISBN 10: 034911952X
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: ENGM1065
    DC22: 814.54
    Libri: AMER3770
    DC22: 306.0973
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Thema V1.0: JHMC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Foster Wallace was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in September 2008.
    Review quote
    He is eloquent, scathing, precise and very funny INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Wallace's voice comes zinging off the page, reinforcing the school of thought that says he's some type of maybe-genius doing something they haven't invented a word for yet SUNDAY TELEGRAPH A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything NEW YORK TIMES Wallace is a superb comedian of culture ... his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight James Woods, GUARDIAN