String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis : A Library of America Special Publication, Hardback Book

String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis : A Library of America Special Publication Hardback

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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) Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm.

Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.S.

Open; and recalls his own career as a "near-great" junior player.

Whiting Award-winning writer John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 150 pages
  • Publisher: The Library of America
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • ISBN: 9781598534801

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