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Book Title: Oblio|
Date of issue: November 22nd 2004
ISBN 13: 9788806171865
The author of the book: David Foster Wallace
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 663 KB
Read full description of the books Oblio:Otto romanzi brevi in cui Wallace gioca felicemente fra le macerie della realtà, aprendo nuove vie, nella scelta sia del tema come dellla forma più originale e sorprendente. Personaggi descritti nelle loro angosce e allucinazioni, scavati fino a zone inesplorate della psiche e della carne, senza mai la benchè minima concessione a psicologismi o verismo di maniera. Dal giovane di successo consapevole di essere un impostore, condannato a smascherarsi o ad annientarsi, al pluriomicida che di fronte alla cecità degli altri si scatenerà in un college. Oltre le singole storie, questo libro mostra che la letteratura può arrivare al cuore marcio della società e spalancarci il corpo martoriato, eppure così normale, della nostra vita quotidiana.
Read information about the authorDavid Foster Wallace worked surprising turns on nearly everything: novels, journalism, vacation. His life was an information hunt, collecting hows and whys. "I received 500,000 discrete bits of information today," he once said, "of which maybe 25 are important. My job is to make some sense of it." He wanted to write "stuff about what it feels like to live. Instead of being a relief from what it feels like to live." Readers curled up in the nooks and clearings of his style: his comedy, his brilliance, his humaneness.
His life was a map that ends at the wrong destination. Wallace was an A student through high school, he played football, he played tennis, he wrote a philosophy thesis and a novel before he graduated from Amherst, he went to writing school, published the novel, made a city of squalling, bruising, kneecapping editors and writers fall moony-eyed in love with him. He published a thousand-page novel, received the only award you get in the nation for being a genius, wrote essays providing the best feel anywhere of what it means to be alive in the contemporary world, accepted a special chair at California's Pomona College to teach writing, married, published another book and, last month [Sept. 2008], hanged himself at age 46.
-excerpt from The Lost Years & Last Days of David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky in Rolling Stone Magazine October 30, 2008.
Among Wallace's honors were a Whiting Writers Award (1987), a Lannan Literary Award (1996), a Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction (1997), a National Magazine Award (2001), three O. Henry Awards (1988, 1999, 2002), and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.
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