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The Resource Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max

Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max

Label
Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace
Title
Every love story is a ghost story
Title remainder
a life of David Foster Wallace
Statement of responsibility
D.T. Max
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his lifetime, David Foster Wallace was lauded by critics and loved by fans. But even to those who had barely read his work, he was something of a cult figure. Since his suicide in 2008, Wallace has become the Kurt Cobain of the printed word, and his life and death now stand as symbols of a generation's hopes and their despair. In this compelling account of Wallace's evolution from anxious adolescent into post-modern anti-hero, D. T. Max will speak to those who knew him intimately and those who were drawn to him from afar to tell the story of a man struggling to write authentically about "what it is to be a fucking human being" against the frenetic noise of modern life and the cavernous void of American culture. This is a story of drugs and depression, of madness and creativity intertwined, of a man who felt profoundly lost but still found a way to capture this lostness in words and hold it defiantly aloft, like a flag for his generation
Biography type
individual biography
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Max, D. T.
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 "Call Me Dave" -- ch. 2 "The Real `Waller'" -- ch. 3 "Westward!" -- ch. 4 Into the Funhouse -- ch. 5 "Please Don't Give Up on Me" -- ch. 6 "Unalone and Unstressed" -- ch. 7 "Roars and Hisses" -- ch. 8 The Pale King
Control code
000049911531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 352 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847084941
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 "Call Me Dave" -- ch. 2 "The Real `Waller'" -- ch. 3 "Westward!" -- ch. 4 Into the Funhouse -- ch. 5 "Please Don't Give Up on Me" -- ch. 6 "Unalone and Unstressed" -- ch. 7 "Roars and Hisses" -- ch. 8 The Pale King
Control code
000049911531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 352 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847084941
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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