Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

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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)

Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation-he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story is more tantalising than it is satisfying. But that would be the case with any book about this complex and extraordinary man.

Although "Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story" necessarily ends on the tragic note of Wallace's suicide, its poignancy is in its emphasis on his years of hard-earned survival and his efforts, though unrealized, toward artistic transformation.

A stellar biography of a complicated subject: Max's portrait skillfully unites Wallace’s external and internal lives.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (August 30, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 532 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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