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


SKU: 9781598534801 Category: Tag: Product ID: 214178


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.

ISBN: 9781598534801
Publisher: Library of America
Pub Date: 05/2016
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.60w x 0.60d

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Weight 0.70 lbs
Dimensions 8.80 × 5.60 × 0.60 in