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Quack This Way

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Rosepen Books
ISBN: 9780991118113
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"February 3, 2006, Hilton Checkers Hotel, Los Angeles, California."

Jede Liebesgeschichte Ist Eine Geistergeschichte

Author: Daniel Max
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462308416
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»Wenn Sie Wallaces Werk lieben, müssen Sie dieses Buch lesen, lieben Sie Wallaces Werk nicht, müssen Sie es sogar unbedingt lesen!« Tom Bissell »Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being.« David Foster WallaceMit Unendlicher Spaß wurde David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der amerikanischen Literaturszene.2008 nahm sich der begnadete Schriftsteller das Leben.D.T. Max hat sich auf die Suche nach dem einzig wahren David Foster Wallace gemacht, herausgekommen ist dabei ein facettenreiches Porträt über einen Mann voller Widersprüche: Aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Collegeprofessors und einer grammatikfanatischen Englischlehrerin in einer Kleinstadt im Mittleren Westen, war er ein begabter Teenager, Tennis-Nerd und Klassenclown, später dann Überflieger, großer Stilist, die Stimme einer Generation. Es war ein Leben, geprägt von Alkoholismus, Drogenabhängigkeit, Panikattacken und »der üblen Sache«, wie David Foster Wallace seine Depressionen selbst nannte – ein andauernder Tanz am Abgrund.Es ist ein Leben zwischen den Extremen, das D.T. Max auf der Suche nach David Foster Wallace gefunden hat: Mit all seinen Entdeckungen und Dramen, der Verliebtheit, der Liebe, der Langeweile, den Ängsten und Krankheiten, den Glücksfällen und Fehlentscheidungen, den Sehnsüchten – eine Geschichte von den dunkelsten und den hellsten Tagen.Mit Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte legt D.T. Max eine Biographie über David Foster Wallace vor, die sich liest wie ein Roman – ein unverzichtbares Buch!

Nino And Me

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501181505
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From legal expert and veteran author Bryan Garner comes a unique, intimate, and compelling memoir of his friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. For almost thirty years, Antonin Scalia was arguably the most influential and controversial Justice on the United States Supreme Court. His dynamic and witty writing devoted to the Constitution has influenced an entire generation of judges. Based on his reputation for using scathing language to criticize liberal court decisions, many people presumed Scalia to be gruff and irascible. But to those who knew him as “Nino,” he was characterized by his warmth, charm, devotion, fierce intelligence, and loyalty. Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language. Despite their differing viewpoints on everything from gun control to the use of contractions, their literary and personal relationship flourished. Justice Scalia even officiated at Garner’s wedding. In this humorous, touching, and surprisingly action-packed memoir, Garner gives a firsthand insight into the mind, habits, and faith of one of the most famous and misunderstood judges in the world.

Global Wallace

Author: Lucas Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501320688
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David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure. Lucas Thompson challenges this consensus, arguing that Wallace's investments in various international literary traditions are central to both his artistic practice and his critique of US culture. Thompson shows how, time and again, Wallace's fiction draws on a diverse range of global texts, appropriating various forms of world literature in the attempt to craft fiction that critiques US culture from oblique and unexpected vantage points. Using a wide range of comparative case studies, and drawing on extensive archival research, Global Wallace reveals David Foster Wallace's substantial debts to such unexpected figures as Jamaica Kincaid, Julio Cortázar, Jean Rhys, Octavio Paz, Leo Tolstoy, Zbigniew Herbert, and Albert Camus, among many others. It also offers a more comprehensive account of the key influences that Wallace scholars have already perceived, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, and Manuel Puig. By reassessing Wallace's body of work in relation to five broadly construed geographic territories -- Latin America, Russia, Eastern Europe, France, and Africa -- the book reveals the mechanisms with which Wallace played particular literary traditions off one another, showing how he appropriated vastly different global texts within his own fiction. By expanding the geographic coordinates of Wallace's work in this way, Global Wallace reconceptualizes contemporary American fiction, as being embedded within a global exchange of texts and ideas.

A World Without Whom

Author: Emmy J. Favilla
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632867591
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"A provocative and jaunty romp through the dos and don'ts of writing for the internet" (NYT)--the practical, the playful, and the politically correct--from BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy Favilla. A World Without "Whom" is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of "correct" writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL. With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable word nerds in the digital media world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without "Whom" is essential for readers and writers of virtually everything: news articles, blog posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.

Garner S Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190491493
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With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.

Schicksal Zeit Und Sprache

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518789503
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Können wir die Zukunft durch unser Handeln beeinflussen? Oder ist sie von Gott, vom Schicksal oder von Naturgesetzen vorherbestimmt? Diese Frage beschäftigt Philosophen seit der Antike. 1985 nahm sich ein Student vor, sie ein für allemal zu lösen – David Foster Wallace. Er jongliert souverän mit modallogischen Formeln und Diagrammen und führt exzentrische Beispiele ins Feld, die direkt seinen Erzählungen entsprungen sein könnten: Terroristen, Stabhochspringer, Tennisspieler ohne Schläger. Neben dem posthum erschienenen Aufsatz enthält der Band eine biografische Skizze über Foster Wallace’ Studentenzeit und eine kurze Einführung in die Modallogik.