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Oblivion by  David Foster Wallace - Signed First Edition - 2004 - from Evolving Lens Bookseller (SKU: 15076)

Oblivion

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Oblivion

by Wallace, David Foster

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Condition is Very Good+, bound in full cloth; with a Very Good+ dust jacket. One small, weak bump to jacket at rear panel. Binding solid, interior clean and unmarked. 8vo, 9 1/2"h x 6 1/2"w.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Evolving Lens Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
15076
Title
Oblivion
Author
Wallace, David Foster
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
2004
Keywords
David foster Wallace signed, signature, fiction. literature, postmodern, first edition, first printing

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