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Oblivion: Stories by  David Foster Wallace - 1st Edition - 2004 - from McAllister & Solomon Books and Biblio.com

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Oblivion: Stories

by Wallace, David Foster

Condition: Very Good /Good


Little, Brown and Company. Short cut to dust jacket spine at middle of spine. Dust jacket is covered with mylar jacket protector. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2004.
  • Bookseller: McAllister & Solomon Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 094289
  • Title: Oblivion: Stories
  • Author: Wallace, David Foster
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0316919810
  • ISBN 13:9780316919814
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.s.a.
  • Date published: 2004
  • Keywords: Fiction
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

Book summary

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).

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