Archives For David Foster Wallace

 

Very excited about this new book, which drops today…

 

The Gospel According to
David Foster Wallace:
Boredom and Addiction
in an Age of Distraction

Adam S. Miller

Paperback: Bloomsbury, 2016
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Even if you disavow religion … altogether, you can’t avoid worship. The impulse to worship is a human problem, not a religious problem. “In the day to day trenches of adult life,” Wallace reminds us, “there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not  worshiping. Everybody worships.” Try as you might there’s no place to hide from your yen for transcendence. And, more, there’s no place to hide from the consequences of its failure. Choose your gods wisely but pretty much anything you worship “will eat you alive.” Getting eaten alive by your [gods] is part of what it means to be human.

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

 

Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World

By William Cavanaugh

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David Foster Wallace

Sunday (February 21) marks the birthday of David Foster Wallace, one of the most important American writers of the last quarter-century.

Although Wallace’s masterpieces are his novels, including Infinite Jest (1104 pages), these mammoth works can be intimidating for new readers, so we offer here a selection of his shorter works, for readers who want to immerse themselves slowly in Wallace’s work.

Also, for our readers who are fans of DFW’s work, there is an important new book that will be released next week:

The Gospel According to
David Foster Wallace:
Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction
Adam S. Miller

Paperback: Bloomsbury, 2016
Buy now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Rich Mullins, David Foster Wallace, Brueggemann, MORE)

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Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven

By James Bryan Smith

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Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.”
– David Lynch, filmmaker,

Born on this day 1946
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The Wake Up Call
 
Poem of the Day:
Two Poems by Ernesto Cardenal
(In Spanish with English translation provided)
*** The Nicaraguan Poet turns 90 today!

 
 

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Infinite Jest

The Classic Novel By David Foster Wallace
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The Wake Up Call – January 20, 2015

 

David Foster Wallace

Today marks the anniversary of the death of prominent novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest and other books.

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In memory of this brilliant young writer, who died way too young, here are three important interviews that he did…
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I just think that fiction that isn’t exploring what it means to be human today isn’t art.”
– David Foster Wallace,
who died on this day, 2008
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Poem of the Day:
July in Washington
by Robert Lowell,
who died on this day, 1977

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: An Essay
by David Foster Wallace
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The Wake Up Call – September 12, 2014

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most
By Mark Scandrette (with Lisa Scandrette )

(This book actually was released earlier this month, but somehow its release slipped past us…)

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Here are a few new book releases this week that are worth checking out:

New Book Releases - Week of 27 August 2012Our most anticipated new release this week is D.T. Max‘s new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story. The publisher has described this volume: “Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age.  In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye.”

[ Read a brief excerpt of the book here… ]

Watch for our review in the near future!

Hardback, Viking.
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Book News

Some interesting bits of book news and conversations that I have collected over the last week:

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