Consider The Lobster

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.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405521015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Do 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.

Consider the Lobster

A brilliant and hilarious newcollection of essays from the award-winning author of thebestseller INFINITE JEST

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780349119526

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 299

Do 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.

Consider the Lobster

Author: Karen Kuchar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781535456357

Category:

Page: 64

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Global Wallace

2 David Foster Wallace, “How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart,” in Consider the
Lobster (New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2005), 142; Wallace, “Some
Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been
Removed,” in ...

Author: Lucas Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 150132067X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 913

David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure. Lucas Thompson challenges this consensus, arguing that Wallace's investments in various international literary traditions are central to both his artistic practice and his critique of US culture. Thompson shows how, time and again, Wallace's fiction draws on a diverse range of global texts, appropriating various forms of world literature in the attempt to craft fiction that critiques US culture from oblique and unexpected vantage points. Using a wide range of comparative case studies, and drawing on extensive archival research, Global Wallace reveals David Foster Wallace's substantial debts to such unexpected figures as Jamaica Kincaid, Julio Cortázar, Jean Rhys, Octavio Paz, Leo Tolstoy, Zbigniew Herbert, and Albert Camus, among many others. It also offers a more comprehensive account of the key influences that Wallace scholars have already perceived, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, and Manuel Puig. By reassessing Wallace's body of work in relation to five broadly construed geographic territories -- Latin America, Russia, Eastern Europe, France, and Africa -- the book reveals the mechanisms with which Wallace played particular literary traditions off one another, showing how he appropriated vastly different global texts within his own fiction. By expanding the geographic coordinates of Wallace's work in this way, Global Wallace reconceptualizes contemporary American fiction, as being embedded within a global exchange of texts and ideas.

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

... I believe , considered the lobster to grow much more slowly , but whether the
age of becoming adults be three or five ... Cases have been quoted to me where
lobsters have been caged and fed , and have shown astonishing rates of growth .

Author: Canada. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 560

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Sessional Papers

... the late Professor Baird, I believe, considered the lobster to grow much more
slowly, but whether the age of becoming ... Cases have been quoted to me where
lobsters have been caged and fed, and have shown astonishing rates of growth.

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Canada

Page:

View: 710

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals

Now , consider the lobster . To begin with , it has a hard outside armour ( often
but erroneously called its shell ) , but neither true hairs nor scales . Break open
the armour , and you find no bones inside ; no skull , no vertebral column .

Author: Gilbert Charles Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anatomy, Comparative

Page: 269

View: 999


An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals Animal organisation The P o o o a and C e e a a

Now , consider the lobster . To begin with , it has a hard outside armour ( often
but erroneously called its shell ) , but neither true hairs nor scales . Break open
the armour , and you find no bones inside ; no skull , no vertebral column .

Author: Gilbert Charles Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 469


Lobster Johnson The Satan Factory

The Lobster began to consider the possibility that Fazzina wasn't the mastermind
behind the bizarre scheme that seemed to be unfolding. Even so, he decided to
investigate the eerily silent home further, just to be sure. Carefully, he opened ...

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621154440

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 875

Hellboy's premier crime fighter in an all-new novel! Where greed and the occult walk hand in hand, where mobsters and monsters prowl the streets, none escape the justice of Lobster Johnson! In the years before World War II, Jonas Chapel was a respected physician, until his appetite for vice got the best of him and he found himself on the run from one of New York's most powerful mob bosses. On the lam in Mexico, Chapel stumbles across a powerful witch and a cursed skeleton — and the power to transform men into monsters. Now, he's back in New York, selling his creations to the highest bidder. Only one man, backed by his team of trusted sidekicks, stands in his way. But will the Lobster's resolve be enough to shut down Chapel's twisted Satan Factory — before New York itself is consumed?

Table Talk

It must be that a great many people legislate and write about the lobster who “
may not have lived much under the sea, and perhaps were never even
introduced to a lobster,” at least so it would seem when one considers the wild
statements ...

Author:

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Category: Cooking

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Gesturing Toward Reality David Foster Wallace and Philosophy

... beings in “Consider the Lobster,” the question of beauty in athletics in “Federer
as Religious Experience,” the illusion of freedom in “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll
Never Do Again,” and the nature of language in “Authority and American Usage.

Author: Robert K. Bolger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441164081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 482

Asked in 2006 about the philosophical nature of his fiction, the late American writer David Foster Wallace replied, "If some people read my fiction and see it as fundamentally about philosophical ideas, what it probably means is that these are pieces where the characters are not as alive and interesting as I meant them to be." Gesturing Toward Reality looks into this quality of Wallace's work-when the writer dons the philosopher's cap-and sees something else. With essays offering a careful perusal of Wallace's extensive and heavily annotated self-help library, re-considerations of Wittgenstein's influence on his fiction, and serious explorations into the moral and spiritual landscape where Wallace lived and wrote, this collection offers a perspective on Wallace that even he was not always ready to see. Since so much has been said in specifically literary circles about Wallace's philosophical acumen, it seems natural to have those with an interest in both philosophy and Wallace's writing address how these two areas come together.

The David Foster Wallace Reader

A compilation from the one of the most original writers of our age, featuring: · the very best of his fiction and non-fiction; · previously unpublished writing · and original contributions from 12 prominent authors and critics about his ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241961971

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

View: 298

The David Foster Wallace Reader is a selection of David Foster Wallace's work, introducing readers to his humour, kindness, sweeping intellect and versatility as a writer. A compilation from the one of the most original writers of our age, featuring: · the very best of his fiction and non-fiction; · previously unpublished writing · and original contributions from 12 prominent authors and critics about his work From classic short fiction to genre-defining reportage, this book is a must for new readers and confirmed David Foster Wallace fans alike'One of the most dazzling luminaries of contemporary American fiction' Sunday Times 'There are times, reading his work, when you get halfway through a sentence and gasp involuntarily, and for a second you feel lucky that there was, at least for a time, someone who could make sense like no other of what it is to be a human in our era' Daily Telegraph 'A prose magician, Mr. Wallace was capable of writing . . .about subjects from tennis to politics to lobsters, from the horrors of drug withdrawal to the small terrors of life aboard a luxury cruise ship, with humour and fervour and verve' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times David Foster Wallace wrote the novels The Pale King, Infinite Jest, and The Broom of the System and three story collections. His nonfiction includes Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. He died in 2008.

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.

Author: Stephen Burn

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617032271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 814

Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.

Existentialist Engagement in Wallace Eggers and Foer

In Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays, 255–74. New York: Little, Brown &
Company, 2005. —. 'Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably
Not Enough Has Been Removed'. In Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays, ...

Author: Allard den Dulk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628923334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 614

The novels of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer are increasingly regarded as representing a new trend, an 'aesthetic sea change' in contemporary American literature. 'Post-postmodernism' and 'New Sincerity' are just two of the labels that have been attached to this trend. But what do these labels mean? What characterizes and connects these novels? Den Dulk shows that the connection between these works lies in their shared philosophical dimension. On the one hand, they portray excessive self-reflection and endless irony as the two main problems of contemporary Western life. On the other hand, the novels embody an attempt to overcome these problems: sincerity, reality-commitment and community are portrayed as the virtues needed to achieve a meaningful life. This shared philosophical dimension is analyzed by viewing the novels in light of the existentialist philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Albert Camus.

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Consider the Lobster” in Consider the Lobster: Essays (New York: Little, Brown,
2005). A NOTE ON SOURCES Much of what I know about David came from my
interviews with his many friends, family, and professional associates thanked in ...

Author: D. T. Max

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 553

The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.

Stern Men

Laws were passed forbidding affluent households from feeding their servants
lobster more than three days a week. At that ... Consider the consternation of the
honest fisherman, who pulls up his pots in daylight, only to discover worthless
Short ...

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014873

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 259

The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men"working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself in this the critically acclaimed debut.

Evidence Taken Before the Marine and Fisheries Committee Respecting the Lobster Industry During the Session of 1909

A. 1909 Q. What is the size at which a lobster commences to produce to the best
advantage ? ... Q. Do you find the nine - inch lobsters getting scarce ? ... Q. Do
you consider the fish is any good for all of that season until the 10th of July ?

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lobster fisheries

Page: 288

View: 806


The Modern Savage

CONSIDER. DAVID. FOSTER. WALLACE. Not all high-profile writers have
avoided the omnivore's contradiction. ... The article, “Consider the Lobster,” which
won numerous magazine awards, is notable not only as an emblematic piece of ...

Author: James McWilliams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250031206

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 264

Just Food author James McWilliams's exploration of the "compassionate carnivore" movement and the paradox of humanity's relationship with animals. In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"-not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and-supposedly-most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice-a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life.

Food Lovers Guide to Dallas Fort Worth

At lunch, when business is brokered and ladies lunch with aplomb, you should
seriously consider the lobster roll—it's one of the best in the city. Seafood crepes
are lovely, as is the niçoise salad, but some regulars refuse to ever order
anything ...

Author: June Naylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493006649

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 737

The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

String Theory David Foster Wallace on Tennis

Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781598534801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 932

An instant classic of American sportswriting--the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, "the best mind of his generation" (A. O. Scott) and "the best tennis-writer of all time" (New York Times) Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting-Award winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.