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Consider the Lobster

(2005)
And Other Essays
A non fiction book by

 
 
A brilliant and hilarious new collection of essays from the award-winning author of the bestseller Infinite Jest. 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? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious nonfiction. For this collection, David Foster 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. 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.

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December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0-316-15611-6 / 978-0-316-15611-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Consider The Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0-349-11952-X / 978-0-349-11952-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0-316-01332-3 / 978-0-316-01332-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0-349-11951-1 / 978-0-349-11951-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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2005 : USA Paperback

Title: Consider the Lobster
Author(s): David Foster WALLACE
ISBN: 0-7595-1492-5 / 978-0-7595-1492-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 1-4789-9102-X / 978-1-4789-9102-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays
Author(s): Hachette Audio
ISBN: 1-4789-9099-6 / 978-1-4789-9099-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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December 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 1-59483-099-1 / 978-1-59483-099-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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December 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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December 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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December 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Abacus
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December 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Author(s): David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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