Consider the Lobster

Essays and Arguments

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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 thes ...Continua
moscanna
Wrote 10/3/14

Very nice collection. Even nicer the audio book version read by Wallace himself! Such as sitting with him reading. I loved "The View From Mrs. Tompson's" on 9-11 and the vastness of "americankind"...

Mirella
Wrote 8/22/13

In ossequio a Pennac ho saltato varie pagine

Big Red Son ☆☆☆☆
Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness... ☆☆☆☆
Authority and American Usage ☆☆☆☆☆
How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart ☆☆☆☆
Up, Simba ☆☆☆
Consider the Lobster ☆☆☆☆

T-Ricks
Wrote 8/29/11
Up, Simba!
"It’s hard to get good answers to why Young Voters are so uninterested in politics. This is probably because it’s next to impossible to get someone to think hard about why he’s not interested in something. The boredom itself preempts inquiry; the fac...Continua
David Foster Wallace is an astounding writer. So clever and with so much humanity. The piece on 9/11 is incredibly moving in a refreshing way. Also an hilarious/disturbing piece on the annual porno awards night in las vegas and a revealing article ab...Continua

Nicola Maffei
Wrote Sep 20, 2009, 23:07
Nella mente, quella scatola a Hoa Lo si trasforma in una sorta di speciale camerino con una stella sulla porta, il luogo privato dietro il palco dove uno immagina che ancora viva “il vero John McCain”. Ma il paradosso è che la scatola che rende McCai...Continua

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