A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (1997) is a collection of seven non-fiction essays by American author David Foster Wallace. The subjects Wallace covers range from competitive tennis, the works of director David Lynch, and a Caribbean cruise, the experience of which serves as the basis for the book’s title essay.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace Hello all, this is my first ever post. David Foster Wallace is one of my favorite writers of all time alongside Pynchon and Camus.
Where does A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far? The essay genre is well suited for audio format, where thoughts can dance without wandering too far, and there's no strong need to write down anything for reference later, apart from well turned phrases we might want to look back on for inspiration. What was the most compelling.A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: by ideath: Mon Apr 03 2000 at 15:14:20: A book of essays by David Foster Wallace. The title track is about taking a luxury cruise, something he was too wonderfully neurotic to enjoy. My favorite is E Unibus Plurum, an essay about writers and television, but also about voyeurism and creativity and all that good stuff. That essay also contains (at.Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Summary. This book is a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace written between 1992 and 1996. These essays cover a wide range of topics from tennis to film and literature and even a luxury cruise in the lengthy titular essay.
In the essay “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again,” a wistful Wallace admits that he would love to jump from one ship to another in “a bold and William T. Vollmannish bit of journalistic derring-do” — but of course such a feat would never even be on Wallace’s radar (aside from a literary reference): this guy will spend the entire last day of the cruise alone in his room.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again collects David Foster Wallace's writings on a range of subjects that only he could bring together. From personal narratives to tennis, film, philosophy, and postmodern literary theory, no subject is outside the play of his imagination.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays And Arguments (1998) About book: I'm bewitched by this glorious magenta cover with yellow starfish and the peculiarly flattened and shaped white font. I don't know why it is, but whenever I purchase the British edition of a book, inevitably I aesthetically prefer its differing cover artwork, layout, colour scheme, blurb text—the whole.
The debt to Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again will be obvious even if you haven’t read Sullivan’s beautiful essay on Wallace, but the subtle subterranean orchestrations of these pieces, the way they press on and palpate the things they’re really about without ever naming them, remind me more of the great Joseph Mitchell. Most of them are practically perfect on.
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In “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”, Wallace assumes the position of a journalist, constantly scanning his surroundings and succeeding in taking a significant amount of detail. The preceding sentence was what I was thinking prior to his description of the transformation of cruisers into tourists as they board the dock of Cozumel, Mexico. He writes, “As each person’s.
Tree is reading A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace, who she considers to be a genius. This is the intro to a series of posts she'll write: one for each essay in the book.
In this hilarious essay, originally published in the collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, he chronicles seven days in the Caribbean aboard the m.v. Zenith. As he partakes in supposedly fun activities offered on the luxury tour, he offers riotous anecdotes and unparalleled insight into contemporary American culture.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again is a collection of seven essays written by the acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace. Only two of the seven articles are arguably travel-related; one as a visit on assignment to the Illinois State Fair and two, the title essay, a summary of his experience as a curious journalist for Harper’s on board a seven night Caribbean cruise.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again collects seven of Wallace’s essays written over the last ten years or so. His topics range from state fairs to luxury cruises to television to fiction to tennis. Depending on what he’s writing about, he approaches his subjects from either a thoroughly learned and authoritative position or an absurd and dazed angle.