Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays (Google eBook)
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 enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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CERTAINLY THE END OF SOMETHING OR OTHER ONE WOULD SORT OF HAVE TO THINK
SOME REMARKS ON KAFKAS FUNNINESS FROM WHICH PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH HAS BEEN REMOVED
AUTHORITY AND AMERICAN USAGE
THESIS STATEMENT FOR WHOLE ARTICLE
EXAMPLE OF HOW CONCEPTS OF RHETORIC AND DIALECT AND GROUPINCLUSION CAN HELP MAKE SENSE OF SOME OF THE USA...
ANOTHER KIND OF USAGE WARSRELATED EXAMPLE THIS ONE WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON DIALECT AS A VECTOR OF SE...
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WHO EVEN CARES WHO CARES
SUCK IT UP
CONSIDER THE LOBSTER
WHY BRYAN A GARNER IS A GENIUS II
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