Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Little, Brown and Company 2005
ISBN:
9780316135474
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). 
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person?
David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
"Wallace can do sad, funny, silly, heartbreaking, and absurd with equal ease; he can even do them all at once." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
12/01/2005
Language:
English
ASIN:
B000S1LVHW
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

David Foster Wallace. (2005). Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays. Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

David Foster Wallace. 2005. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays. Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays. Little, Brown and Company, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

David Foster Wallace. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays. Little, Brown and Company, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection21
Addison Public Library00
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
a26e99ca-637a-f919-39ba-3384aa920da4
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Sep 19, 2018 17:39:22
Date Updated:
Dec 09, 2020 11:34:06
Last Metadata Check:
Oct 05, 2022 14:01:03
Last Metadata Change:
Oct 05, 2022 06:45:07
Last Availability Check:
Oct 05, 2022 14:01:06
Last Availability Change:
Sep 11, 2022 07:22:39
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Oct 06, 2022 04:40:40

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0017-1/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B000S1LVHW
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780316156110
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: David Foster Wallace
title
Consider the Lobster
dateAdded
2011-04-16T21:19:28.2-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=112&titleID=85465
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: eMediaLibrary (IL)
          • id: 1107
sortTitle
Consider the Lobster And Other Essays
crossRefId
85465
subtitle
And Other Essays
id
6bdc1a7e-614d-4992-81f1-a334e72df4f8
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0017-1/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/{6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: ConsidertheLobster_9780759514928_85465
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 752133
      • identifiers:
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 12/01/2005
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/ConsidertheLobster9780759514928.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ConsidertheLobster_9780759514928_85465
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B000S1LVHW
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 12/01/2005
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/ConsidertheLobster9780759514928.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ConsidertheLobster_9780759514928_85465
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780316135474
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 12/01/2005
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/6BD/C1A/7E/ConsidertheLobster9780759514928.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6BDC1A7E-614D-4992-81F1-A334E72DF4F8&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Wallace, David Foster
      • bioText:

        David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996.
        Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.

      • name: David Foster Wallace
subjects
      • value: Essays
      • value: Literary Criticism
      • value: Philosophy
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2005-12-01T05:00:00+00:00
publishDateText
12/01/2005
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780316156110
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). 
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person?
David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
"Wallace can do sad, funny, silly,...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Consider the Lobster
fullDescription
This celebrated collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest is "brilliantly entertaining...Consider the Lobster proves once more why Wallace should be regarded as this generation's best comic writer" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). 
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person?
David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
"Wallace can do sad, funny, silly, heartbreaking, and absurd with equal ease; he can even do them all at once." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
sortTitle
Consider the Lobster And Other Essays
crossRefId
85465
subtitle
And Other Essays
popularity
893
publisher
Little, Brown and Company
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BhgAAAA2-/products/6bdc1a7e-614d-4992-81f1-a334e72df4f8/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
6bdc1a7e-614d-4992-81f1-a334e72df4f8
starRating
3.8