Between its grass-green covers, five of wallace's erudite and engaging tennis essays are collected and, together with a pitch-perfect introduction by john jeremiah sullivan, the result is nothing short of delightful, like a ball streaking off a racquet's sweet spot for a winnerdavid foster wallace is a great talent, writing on a. 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 one-time near-great junior tennis player and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, david foster wallace wrote. By david foster wallace read by robert petkoff david foster wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital- original edition a “long-time rabid fan of read more genre: fiction / literary collections / essays on sale: june 24th 2014 price: $998 isbn-13: 9781478929611. John jeremiah sullivan talks about david foster wallace's tennis writing you can't say that federer was at the beginning of his decline, because he did continue along the path to becoming the greatest of all time — or one of the candidates for it — but it is funny that wallace de-emphasizes that so much in his essay. The library of america has just published string theory: david foster wallace on tennis, a slim volume of beautifully written, never collected essays by one of the great tragic figures of american literature, david foster wallace, a self-described near-great junior tennis player during his own boyhood. 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) gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are david foster wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five.
In his essay “federer both flesh and not” (originally published in 2006), david foster wallace argues a simple thesis: roger federer's tennis game is beautiful since federer is probably the most accomplished men's tennis player of all time, wallace's statement might seem uncontroversial yet the essay. On tennis: five essays - kindle edition by david foster wallace download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading on tennis: five essays. The moments are more intense if you've played enough tennis to understand the impossibility of what you just saw him do we've all got our examples here is one it's the finals of the 2005 us open, federer serving to andre agassi early in the fourth set there's a medium-long exchange of groundstrokes.
Bill gates reviews “string theory” by david foster wallace then this past may, library of america came out with string theory, a short volume of wallace's essays on tennis the book gave me the perfect opportunity to give wallace a try, because i really enjoy tennis i gave up tennis when i got fanatical. For the first time since his suicide in 2008, a new collection of david foster wallace's writing will be published the book, string theory: david foster wallace on tennis, consists of five essays written by the late author about tennis and tennis pl.
What happens when all of a man's intelligence and athleticism is focused on placing a fuzzy yellow ball where his opponent is not an obsessive inquiry (with footnotes), into the physics and metaphysics of tennis. David foster wallace is still the roger federer of tennis writing.
By ben leubner 9781598534801 david foster wallace, string theory: david foster wallace on tennis (library of america, 2016) the five essays that comprise string theory: david foster wallace on tennis have all appeared in other books by wallace: two in a supposedly fun thing i'll never do again. What you might not know is that wallace's love letter to roger federer is not necessarily the best piece he ever wrote about tennis the four other contenders join the federer essay in the 138-page string theory, taking readers from the 2006 wimbledon final to the lower levels of the professional game.