Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not

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Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by qone of America's most daring and talented writers.q (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time. Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.Essays David Foster Wallace ... Wallace had themost sensitive cultural antennae of his generation, and in these essays he goes towar withthem, using them time and ... They show a mind at work, anditwasoneof the best thiscountry has seen.

Title:Both Flesh and Not
Author:David Foster Wallace
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-11-06


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