Literature Study GuidesConsider The Lobster And Other Essays

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David Foster Wallace

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Overview

Author

David Foster Wallace

Years Published

2006

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Biography, Nonfiction, Political Science

At a Glance

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays is a collection of 10 nonfiction essays that David Foster Wallace wrote over 11 years. As a basis for these essays, Wallace traveled the country and met with hundreds of memorable individuals. The essays speak to people's relationships with the written word, food, media, and politics, among other topics. Most essays include numerous asides that reveal Wallace's thought process while writing. The collection represents a time capsule of American life around the turn of the 21st century.

Perspective and Narrator

The essays in Consider the Lobster and Other Essays are told mainly from David Foster Wallace's point of view. Wallace uses multiple footnotes and asides that help readers understand his thought process better.

About the Title

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays is a collection of nonfiction essays that David Foster Wallace wrote between 1996 and 2005. "Consider the Lobster" refers to an essay in the collection that reflects on the ethics of eating lobster.

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