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and “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" in Harper's in , , and under the respective titles “Tennis, Trigonometry, Tornadoes,” “Ticket to. cruise ship in knots (though I never did get clear on just . been an unhappy adolescent love thing, a ship- the ship's structured fun and reassurances and (great white again; this 4 I'll admit that on the very first night of the TNC 1. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Home · A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again Author: Wallace David Foster. 48 downloads Views.


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8 David Foster Wallace Essays You Can Read Online Right Now

Ticket to the Fair is Wallace at his most readable. The racers are lanky, velvet over bone.

The draft and show horses are mammoth and spotlessly groomed, and more or less odorless: the acrid smell in here is just the horses' pee: All their muscles are beautiful; the hides enhance them.

They make farty noises when they sigh, heads hanging over the short doors.

They're not for petting, though. Read it here.

Every sentence of the essay is solid gold, and you will learn more about lobsters and life than you ever thought possible. It took me seven months to read it for the first time.

That's a lot to ask of yourself as a reader.

My recommendation is to start with David Foster Wallace's essays. They are pure gold.

I discovered DFW when I was in college, and I would spend hours skiving off my homework to read anything I could get my hands on.

Most of what I read I got for free on the Internet. You can listen to Wallace deliver it at Kenyon College , or you can read this transcript.

Or, hey, do both. Asking questions like "Do lobsters feel pain?

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Don't forget to read the footnotes! Harper's sent DFW to report on the state fair, and he emerged with this masterpiece. He is displeased with the professional hospitality industry and the "fun" he should be having and explains how the indulgences of the cruise cause uncomfortable introspection, leading to overwhelming internal despair. Wallace uses footnotes extensively throughout the piece for various asides.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Another essay in the same volume takes up the vulgarities and excesses of the Illinois State Fair. This collection also includes Wallace's influential essay "E Unibus Pluram" on television 's impact on contemporary literature and the use of irony in American culture.

Tina Fey's memoir Bossypants also includes a chapter on her own cruise experience, entitled My Honeymoon: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section does not cite any sources.

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Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.My hand-eye was OK, but I was neither large nor quick, had a near-concave chest and wrists so thin I could bracelet them with a thumb and pinkie, and could hit a tennis ball no harder or truer than most girls in my age bracket. Tornadoes were, in our part of Central Illinois, the dimensionless point at which parallel lines met and whirled and blew up.

The second essay is a criticism of contemporary television and postmodern fiction. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Puberty-angst and material alienation notwithstanding, my Midwest tennis career plateaued the moment I saw my first windscreen.

Make that three.

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