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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this, the first biography of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace's tormented, anguished and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time--he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace's family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye. "--
  • "The first biography of the renowned American author David Foster Wallace. Wallace was on of the most innovative and influential authors of the last twenty-five years. A writer whose distinctive style and example had a huge impact on the culture and helped give meaning to his generation in a disorienting, distressing time. In this first in-depth biography, journalist D.T. Max captures Wallace's compelling, turbulent life and times--his genius, his struggle to stay sane and happy in a difficult world, his anxiety and loneliness--as well as why he mattered as a writer and a human being"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Max, D. T.
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
Z83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Novelists, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1377230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780670025923
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1377230
  • (OCoLC)779263461
Label
Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1377230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780670025923
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1377230
  • (OCoLC)779263461

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