Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Author: David Lipsky
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307592446
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky’s view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace’s pieces for Harper’s magazine in the ’90s were, according to Lipsky, “like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming.” Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader’s escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an “orgy of spectation”). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace’s dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things—everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him—in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him—that grateful, awake feeling—the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace’s own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer—of being young generally—trying to knit together your ideas of who you should be and who other people expect you to be, and of being young in March of 1996. And of what it was like to be with and—as he tells it—what it was like to become David Foster Wallace. "If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious." —David Foster Wallace From the Trade Paperback edition.

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Author: David Lipsky
Editor: Broadway
ISBN: 030759243X
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Shares the author's travels with the late David Foster Wallace based on interviews from the 1996 "Infinite Jest" book tour, covering such topics as Wallace's literary process, struggles with fame, and battle with mental illness.

Come Diventare Se Stessi David Foster Wallace Si Racconta

Author: David Lipsky
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ISBN: 9788875213619
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Signifying Rappers

Author: Mark Costello
Editor: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316401110
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Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop." The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. Signifying Rappers issued a fan's challenge to the giants of rock writing, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, and Lester Bangs: Could the new street beats of 1989 set us free, as rock had always promised? Back in print at last, Signifying Rappers is a rare record of a city and a summer by two great thinkers, writers, and friends. With a new foreword by Mark Costello on his experience writing with David Foster Wallace, this rerelease cannot be missed.

Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story

Author: D. T. Max
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0147509726
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Profiles the life of the influential and tormented literary figure, drawing on conversations with family and friends as well as hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio recordings to offer insight into his authentic writing style and his 2008 suicide.

Infinite Jest

Author: David Foster Wallace
Editor: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316073851
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

William James And Henri Bergson

Author: Horace Meyer Kallen
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The Floating Opera

Author: John Barth
Editor:
ISBN: 9781564789181
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Written when John Barth was 24 years old, The Floating Opera is his first novel, published in 1957. It is a first-person reminiscence of the day Todd Andrews decided to commit suicide. Having picked up some sense of the French Existentialist writers from the postwar Zeitgeist, this novel questions life's value through the eyes of 37-year-old man.

Come Diventare Se Stessi

Author: Lipsky David
Editor: Minimum Fax
ISBN: 887521400X
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David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) è stato una delle figure più importanti della letteratura americana degli ultimi trent’anni. Con libri come Infinite Jest, La ragazza dai capelli strani, Una cosa divertente che non farò mai più ha saputo rivoluzionare la narrativa e la saggistica contemporanee, guadagnandosi la stima della critica e l’amore dei lettori (malgrado la complessità della scrittura, i suoi titoli pubblicati da minimum fax hanno venduto fino a oggi più di 75.000 copie complessive). A tre anni dalla sua tragica scomparsa, arriva in libreria un libro-intervista in cui ascoltiamo senza filtri la sua voce. All’indomani dell’uscita americana di Infinite Jest, inviato dalla rivista Rolling Stone a scrivere un lungo articolo su Wallace, il giornalista David Lipsky trascorse cinque giorni ininterrotti al suo fianco, viaggiando con lui per centinaia di chilometri, assistendo ai suoi reading, alle lezioni del suo corso di scrittura, ma soprattutto impegnandolo in una conversazione personale e profonda sulla letteratura, la politica, il cinema, la musica, e anche gli aspetti più privati della sua vita, compresi il rapporto con le droghe e la battaglia contro la depressione. Questa è la fedele trascrizione del materiale registrato all’epoca: il ritratto in presa diretta di un indimenticato maestro della letteratura.

Three Thousand Dollars

Author: David Lipsky
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497663350
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Eleven sparkling stories of family, love, and art from New York Times–bestselling author David Lipsky My mother doesn’t know that I owe my father three thousand dollars. From the opening line of the acclaimed title story—a Best American Short Stories selection that first appeared in the New Yorker—to the tender last scene of “Springs, 1977,” this pitch-perfect collection explores the unsteady terrain of early adulthood and the complex legacy of family. Self-aware, creatively ambitious, and just privileged enough to be acutely aware of all that they lack, Lipsky’s characters are as real and unforgettable as the dilemmas they face—some of their own making, some that the world has thrust on them. In “Relativity,” a college junior transfers to the Ivy League in order to please his mother and make new friends; he quickly realizes the fault in his logic. In “Colonists,” a nervous young author searches for her muse at a New Hampshire writers’ retreat attended by a priest who pens erotic poetry and a composer working on a comic opera about the Alger Hiss trial. “ ‘Shh,’ ” the genesis of Lipsky’s highly praised novel The Art Fair, is the story of a dutiful son trying to shield his artist mother from the agony of her latest rejection. Witty, heartbreaking, and wise, the stories in Three Thousand Dollars are a testament to David Lipsky’s exceptional talent and to the power of short fiction to transform the smallest of moments into the greatest of truths.