A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies

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Criticism of the work of David Foster Wallace has tended to be atomistic, focusing on a single aspect of individual works. A Companion to the Work of David Foster Wallace is designed as a professional study of all of Wallace's creative work. With essays written by both top scholars in the field and exciting newcomers, the volume is anchored by a set of essays that provide detailed readings of each of his major works of fiction, including three novels and three story collections. Interwoven through these half-dozen single-text studies are thematic-based essays that address larger segments of Wallace's achievement via an eclectic range of critical environments, including mathematics, the spatial turn in contemporary criticism, gender theory, the legacy of American Pragmatism, and the emergent field of post-postmodern literary studies.a€”David Foster Wallace (GCH 240) David Foster Wallacea#39;s second book, Girl with Curious Hair, is best known for its concluding 144-page novella, a€œWestward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way.a€ Along with Wallacea#39;s 1993 essay, a€œE Unibusanbsp;...

Title:A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies
Author:Marshall Boswell, Stephen J. Burn
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-03-20


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