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Consider the Lobster

For this collection, Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talk show featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that looks good only on the radio. Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? Wallace answers these questions and more.--From publisher description.

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  • "Consider the lobster"@it
  • "Consider the lobster"
  • "Consider the lobster"@en
  • "Consider the lobster and other essays"

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  • "Alljährlich findet im alten Fischereihafen von Rockland im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Maine das Maine Lobster Festival statt. Unter den vielen Tausend Besuchern befindet sich auch ein sprachmächtiger, durch nichts und niemand einzuschüchternder Diskursterrorist - der amerikanische Schriftsteller David Foster Wallace. Sein Auftrag: eine Reportage für das Gourmet-Magazin zu schreiben. Doch David Foster Wallace ist keiner, der sich vor irgendjemands Karren spannen lässt. Am Ende seiner Recherche steht dieses Buch, das um die Frage nach der ethischen Vertretbarkeit des Fleischkonsums kreist und sich dabei allen Kategorien entzieht: durchgeknallt komisch und zugleich schmerzhaft ernst, eine irrsinnig tröstliche literarische Achterbahnfahrt, fußnotenstarrend und dabei für jeden Leser voraussetzungslos direkt zugänglich."
  • "For this collection, Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talk show featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that looks good only on the radio. Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? Wallace answers these questions and more.--From publisher description."@en
  • "For this collection, Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talk show featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that looks good only on the radio. Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? Wallace answers these questions and more.--From publisher description."
  • "Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters."@en
  • "Do lobsters feel pain' Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone' What is John Updike's deal, anyway' And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person' David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters."@en

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  • "Erlebnisbericht"
  • "Essays"
  • "Eseje amerykaƄskie"
  • "Electronic books"
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  • "Pictorial works"

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  • "Am Beispiel des Hummers"
  • "Considera l'aragosta : e altri saggi"@it
  • "Consider the Lobster"@en
  • "Hablemos de langostas"@es
  • "Hablemos de langostas"
  • "Considera l'aragosta e altri saggi"
  • "Consider the lobster and other essays"@en
  • "Consider the lobster and other essays"
  • "Consider the lobster : and other essays"
  • "Consider the lobster"

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