Oblivion

Oblivion

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Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2012
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In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2012], p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781619694934
161969493X
Branch Call Number: TALK WALLACE PLAYAWAY
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (ca. 14 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

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