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Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story

A Life of David Foster Wallace
Max, D. T. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story
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"David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart 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. Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time--he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace's family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye. "--
Authors: Max, D. T. (Daniel T.)
Title: Every love story is a ghost story
a life of David Foster Wallace
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012
Characteristics: x, 356 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
Summary: "David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart 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. Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time--he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace's family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye. "--
ISBN: 9780670025923
0670025925
Branch Call Number: 813.54 W155ym 2012
Statement of Responsibility: D.T. Max
Subject Headings: Wallace, David Foster Novelists, American 20th century Biography BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary. bisacsh
Topical Term: Novelists, American
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
LCCN: 2012008488
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Oct 22, 2014
  • notthatjenn rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Someone had to do a biography eventually, I suppose. This first effort is rich in facts but disappointing in the author's failure to do any examination of what those facts might mean. A mediocre treatment of a great writer and conflicted man.

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