String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis

Author: David Foster Wallace
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  • : $29.99(AUD)
  • : 9781598534801
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
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  • : April 2016
  • : 22.20 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
  • : United States
  • : 29.99
  • : September 2016
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  • : David Foster Wallace
  • : Hardback
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  • : 176
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An instant classic of American sportswriting--the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, "the best mind of his generation" (A. O. Scott) and "the best tennis-writer of all time" (New York Times)
 
Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting Award-winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.