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String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication: Gates Notes - Cărți recomandate de Bill Gates

Autor David Foster Wallace
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 12 mai 2016
An instant classic of American sportswriting the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, the best mind of his generation (A. O. Scott) and the best tennis-writer of all time ("New York Times")
Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, "String Theory "gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting Award-winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction."
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ISBN-13: 9781598534801
ISBN-10: 1598534807
Pagini: 158
Dimensiuni: 145 x 231 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Penguin Random House Group
Colecția Library of America
Seria Gates Notes - Cărți recomandate de Bill Gates

Locul publicării:New York, United States

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An instant classic of American sportswriting the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, the best mind of his generation (A. O. Scott) and the best tennis-writer of all time ("New York Times")
Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, "String Theory "gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting Award-winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction."