Book List:10 titles
  • Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form...


  • The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival...


  • Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthrall...


  • A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as 'modern fiction'. He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from...


  • In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and...


  • In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbe...


  • 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 essentia...


  • Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" ( New York Times Book Review ). David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented and original young writers, and Girl...


  • Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman, switchboard operator for the Frequent and Vigorous Publishing Company, tries to cope with her great-grandmother's escape from a nursing home; her insanely jealous but not-too-passionate beau; and a cocatiel that spouts ps...






    • / General Fiction
    • Buy Buy

    Is John McCain "For Real?"That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, th...