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Oblivion : Stories, DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
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Author:    DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

Title:   Oblivion : Stories

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Little Brown & Co August 2005

ISBN Number:    0316010766 / 9780316010764

Seller ID:   20090724159765

In the stories that make up "Oblivion," David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.

Price = 16.00 USD



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