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

by D. T. Max
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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D. T. Max

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 biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101601112
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 561,824
File size: 926 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

D. T. Max is also the author of The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery. A staff writer for the New Yorker, he lives outside New York City with his wife and two children.

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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DFW is the most awe -inspiring writer of my life. His story is tragic, but it is also deeply instructive, sweet and funny. A wonderful book about a beautiful mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This biography was well written, but I also think that DT Max opted out of giving a more detailed analysis so that the book would be easier to write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not worth reading, not insightful or well written.
shtraus More than 1 year ago
Poorly written. The author just list facts, sometimes completely unrelated to the context.