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    This is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life (Little, Brown and Company) (Hardback) By (author) David Foster Wallace

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    DescriptionHow 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. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.


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    Title
    This is Water
    Subtitle
    Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Foster Wallace
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316068222
    ISBN 10: 0316068225
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: ENGL3070, AMER3770
    B&T General Subject: 340
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL021000
    B&T Approval Code: A37202036
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 370.112, 370.11/2
    LC classification: LC1011 .W25 2009
    Thema V1.0: VSPM, QDX
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Foster Wallace is the author of two novels; three story collections; and three nonfiction collections. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous other awards. He died in September 2008.
    Review quote
    "Striking...is [Wallace's] evocative insight and humor." Mark Follman, "Mother Jones""