This Is Water

Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

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Publisher Description

In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was.
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This is Water. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend.

Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

GENRE
Body, Mind & Spirit
RELEASED
2009
14 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
254.8
KB

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