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    Long renowned as one of the smartest writers on the loose, David Foster Wallace reveals himself in Consider the Lobster to be also one of the funniest. In this program, he ranges far and farther in his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying. He discovers the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the Main Lobster Festival and confronts the inevitable question just beyond the butter-or-cocktail-sauce quandary.

    Do lobsters feel pain?

    He addresses this and other important cultural questions in four brilliant esasays from his latest collection.

    In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.

    This collection includes the following essays: "Consider the Lobster", "The View from Mrs. Thompson's", "Big Red Son", and "How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart".

    ©2005 David Foster Wallace. All Rights Reserved. (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved. A division of Time Warner Book Group.

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    "Novelist Wallace might just be the smartest essayist writing today." ( Publishers Weekly)

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    This is what DFW is all about

    Okay, forget his short stories, forget his almost unreadbale, if enjoyable monster novel, these essays are a perfect was into the mind of one of the most brillant journalistic writers of our time. Taking seemingly simple assignments like writing about a lobster festival for a food magazine or reviewing a sports memoir, David Foster Wallace, with massive amounts of research and really deep thoughts, turns them into philosophical, ethical or artistic questions that define us as a species.
    Wallace's voice reading his own material seems shockingly flat and hollow at first, almost expressionless. But stay with him, he is in his own way a perfect fit for the dry wit, the scathing sarcasm or the sober thoughtfulness of his own material. And if you only read or listen to one DWF essay, then "Big Red Son", which is the longest essay included here, should definitely be your pick. Enjoy!

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    • 29.01.2017

    Excellent performance of an incredibly gifted writer

    Not many writers are able to express themselves in such beautiful language. It is interesting to listen to him even if the subjects are not always relevant. However, they are scientist dissected which makes it interesting again