Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Author: D. T. Max

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) In the first biography of the iconic David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max paints the portrait of a man, self-conscious, obsessive and struggling to find meaning. If Wallace was right when he declared he was “frightfully and thoroughly conventional,” it is only because over the course of his short life and stunning career, he wrestled intimately and relentlessly with the fundamental anxiety of being human. In his characteristic lucid and quick-witted style, Max untangles Wallace’s anxious sense of self, his volatile and sometimes abusive connection with women, and above all, his fraught relationship with fiction as he emerges with his masterpiece Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts and journals, this captivating biography unveils the life of the profoundly complicated man who gave voice to what we thought we could not say.

Wallace’s Dialects

Author: Mary Shapiro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501348485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 7821

Mary Shapiro explores the use of regional and ethnic dialects in the works of David Foster Wallace, not just as a device used to add realism to dialogue, but as a vehicle for important social commentary about the role language plays in our daily lives, how we express personal identity, and how we navigate social relationships. Wallace's Dialects straddles the fields of linguistic criticism and folk linguistics, considering which linguistic variables of Jewish-American English, African-American English, Midwestern, Southern, and Boston regional dialects were salient enough for Wallace to represent, and how he showed the intersectionality of these with gender and social class. Wallace's own use of language is examined with respect to how it encodes his identity as a white, male, economically privileged Midwesterner, while also foregrounding characteristic and distinctive idiolect features that allowed him to connect to readers across implied social boundaries.

Summary of D. T. Max's Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Psychology

Page: 35

View: 6351

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 David Wallace’s story is one of midwestern normality. His parents were professors at a public university in Illinois, and he and his sister grew up in a house full of books and learning. His mother was the center of the universe. #2 Wallace’s mother, Sally, was a huge influence on him. She was smart and funny, and she included him in her love of words. She was also extremely strict about grammar, but that just added to the excitement of having a gifted mother. #3 Wallace’s childhood was happy and ordinary. He was a skinny, gap-toothed kid with flaccid hair cut in bangs. He liked the Chicago Bears, loved their star linebacker Dick Butkus, and wanted to be a football player or a brain surgeon to help his mother’s nerves. #4 Wallace’s approach to dealing with injustice was to appeal to his parents. He was a smart kid, but many adults found him a handful. He was constantly asking Why.

Dfw's Posthumous Masterclass

Author: Quendrith Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781520383293


Page: 119

View: 6122

David Foster Wallace returns as a fictional character to deliver both Masterclass in Fiction Writing & Apologia for leaving early. Part ghost story, part love story, Posthumous Masterclass proves DFW's theory that 'every love story is a ghost story.'

Ghost Stories

Author: Jack Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995116559


Page: 140

View: 3313

David Foster Wallace once wrote that "every love story is a ghost story." Not all of the stories in Jack Ross's new collection are about love, but certainly all of them concern ghosts - imaginary, real, or entirely absent. As it turns out, there are even stranger things in the world: from haunted hotel rooms in Beijing to drunken poetry readings on Auckland's North Shore. Or perhaps, as the Mayan prophets foresaw, the world really did end on the 21st December, 2012, and "all bets are off, all the rules have changed, and - new Adams, new Eves - we have to find the courage somehow to start naming the strange new things we see."

For All Is Love

Author: Felecia (KLEA) La Scolea,L. E. N. (Ura) La Scolea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578725970


Page: N.A

View: 3773

This book was written for all of us. This is about who and what we all are. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What is the purpose of our life here? Where do we return to? When we depart here, we return HOME to the same place we came from. It is about THE SOUL our true essence, our true self.This is an extraordinary true love story down to every word. NOT A GHOST STORY! This is for all of us who believe in the wonderment of the power of love.The first author of this book is my wife, Felecia, my heart, who "so called" died in November 2018 from cancer. Felecia crossed over to THE OTHER SIDE or the spirit world; the next dimension of life.The second author is me, Len, her husband, who is here in this basic physical realm we call Earth or THIS SIDE.Across a span of 19 months Felecia from our daily communications taught me so much about THE OTHER SIDE and how it relates to THIS SIDE. I was the ultimate skeptic based on my background. I am all about GREAT EVIDENCE not belief or faith.It is hoped this spiritual journey of eternal love brings you comfort in the fact that THERE IS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR PRESENT LIFE !

Reading Like a Writer

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9894

DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

Ghost Stories from the Ghosts' Point of View, Vol. 1

Author: Tina Erwin

Publisher: Crystal pointe Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1479172057

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 145

View: 9468

Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking book shares with you stories of life after death from the ghosts' own point of view. Some stories are tragic, some comical, some stunning and all of them fascinating. Meet Annabelle, a seven-year-old ghost in pink pajamas who was desperately looking for her family, or Lydia, a ghost who was being haunted by the living. There are more unforgettable stories in this poignant, unnerving and hopeful view of life after death. Author and intuitive, Tina Erwin is not your ordinary psychic. She is a retired US Navy Commander AND a ghost helper, NOT a ghost hunter. She not only talks to the dead, she assists them in crossing over to the Heaven World. Listen as each ghost tells you: What it’s like to be dead. What it’s like to be driving down the road one minute and the next have no idea where you are. A soul's frustration as he talks to someone who cannot seem to hear him no matter what he does. Or how much some ghosts enjoy controlling the living from the grave. Ghost Stories from the Ghosts’ Point of View is a haunting look at not only what it’s like to be a ghost, but also what it’s like to find yourself dead and have no idea what to do, where to go or how to change your surroundings. This ground-breaking book invites you to finally hear their stories, to understand the ghosts’ point of view and learn what it feels like for them when they are embraced by the light of the Heaven World. Listen as each ghost tells you: What it’s like to be dead. What it’s like to be driving down the road one minute and then the next have no idea where you are. What it’s like to be talking to someone who cannot seem to hear you no matter what you do. What it’s like to still control the living from the grave. What it’s like to be haunted in death by the living.