Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.S. Open; and recalls his own career as a "near-great" junior player.
Whiting Award-winning writer John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.
Publisher: Library of America
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 158 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 22.35 x 14.22 x 1.52 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.32 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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