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Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace - Paperback - Reprint - 2005-08-30 - from Bacobooks and Biblio.com

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Oblivion: Stories

by David Foster Wallace

Condition: Very Good


Back Bay Books, 2005-08-30. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good.

In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate. Oblivion is an arresting and hilarious creation from a writer "whose best work challenges and reinvents the art of fiction" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).


  • Bookseller: Bacobooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: S-223-682
  • Title: Oblivion: Stories
  • Author: David Foster Wallace
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0316010766
  • ISBN 13: 9780316010764
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2005-08-30
  • Keywords: 0316010766 books Oblivion: Storiest


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