"Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly": First Edition of A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again; Signed by David Foster Wallace

  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments.

$675.00

Item Number: 22021

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1997.

First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Elizabeth Van Itallie.

"These vivid, hilarious essays attracted much attention when they were originally published, but they also made Mr. Wallace vulnerable to accusations, as a friend of mine put it, of ''sneering at ordinary people.'' Rereading them lays such reservations to rest. The primary butt of Mr. Wallace's humor is himself, and if he seizes upon his experiences to reveal ugly aspects of the American character, he always does it through the lens of his own worst impulses" (The New York Times).

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