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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) Both a onetime “near-great junior tennis player” and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, masterpieces of memoir and profile hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting-Award winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.
Number of Pages: 138
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Essays, Tennis, Literary
Series Title: Library of America
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: David Foster Wallace
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7460
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