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Oblivion
David Foster Wallace

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Apr 28, 2005
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 336
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349116495
Price : 725

About the book
A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as 'modern fiction'. He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' ZADIE SMITH

A recognised master of form and a brilliant recorder of human behaviour, David Foster Wallace has been hailed as 'the most significant writer of his generation' (TLS). Each new book confirms and extends his genius, and this new short story collection is no exception. In the stories that make up OBLIVION, David Foster Wallace conjoins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite convolutions of self-consciousness - a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his.

'Wallace's talent is such that you can't help wondering: how good can he get?' TIME OUT

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'Wallace's labyrinthine narratives and maximalist hyper-realism, in which no detail is too insignificant, and narrowly spaced sentences- unruly with digressions, sub-clauses and parentheses- often don't fit on a single page...are more than the showy pyrotechnics of a too-clever writer. While it seems as though he's deliberately trying to obfuscate, he's actually making a doomed but still poignant attempt to connect with his readers.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Wallace is a great writer.' TIME OUT
'The real joy of reading these stories is not having Wallace ferry us from A to B, but in watching his reptilian intelligence snake across the page, flicker out its forked tongue and nab yet another linguistic fly off the wall' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
'With the exception of Don DeLillo, no writer better depicts the crushing effect of the information age on the soul. His strangely dignified characters fight desperately to maintain sovereignty over their inner lives against the onslaught of high technology' Stephen Amidon, SUNDAY TIMES
'David Foster Wallace comes with a high reputation to live up to, and in these superbly written stories, he does ... there is a strong element of jokiness in these tales, but it is a deadpan, cumulative humour, not satire of the stand aloof, easily mocking variety ... Here he has shown once again that his is a major and entirely distinct talent' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'The heir apparent to Thomas Pynchon' Douglas Kennedy, THE TIMES
'A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' Zadie Smith
     
David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace's fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Playboy, Harper's and Paris Review. He has received the Whiting Award, the Paris Review Prize for humour, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices A...(+)
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