String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication

String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication
  • 书名: String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication
  • 作者: David Foster Wallace
  • ISBN: 9781598534801
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“DavidFosterWallace’sFedereressayturnedmeintoanavidtennisfan.”
媒体推荐“Thisbookhasnothingtodowithphysics,butitstitlewillmakeyoulooksupersmartifyou’rereadingitonatrainorplane. StringTheory isacollectionoffiveofWallace’sbestessaysontennis,asportIgaveupinmyMicrosoftdaysandamonceagainpursuingwithapassion. Youdon’thavetoplayorevenwatchtennistolovethisbook. ThelateauthorwieldedapenasskillfullyasRogerFedererwieldsatennisracket.Here,asinhisotherbrilliantworks,Wallacefoundmind-blowingwaysofbendinglanguagelikeametalspoon.”–BillGates,"MyFavoriteBooksof2016"

“Awonderfulandinspiringcollectionforfansofeithertennisoreye-poppingprose.”
 —AustinAmerican-Statesman
“StringTheoryexpertlyarticulateswhytennisfanslovethesportso,capturingboththehumandrudgerybehinditsmasteryand,forthosewhomakeittotheworld-classlevel,itsotherworldliness…[It]standsasamonumenttoWallace’stalent—andhisdedicationtothegame.”
—DougPerry, TheOregonian/TheSpinoftheBall
                                           
“ThiscollectionisatennisclassicthatdeservesshelfspacenexttoJohnMcPhee’sLevelsoftheGameandBradGilbert’sWinningUgly…Betweenitsgrass-greencovers,fiveofWallace’seruditeandengagingtennisessaysarecollectedand,togetherwithapitch-perfectintroductionbyJohnJeremiahSullivan,theresultisnothingshortofdelightful,likeaballstreakingoffaracquet’ssweetspotforawinner…DavidFosterWallaceisagreattalent,writingonasubjectheknowsandloves. Andthatmakethislittlebook,quitesimply,anace.”
—JeffSimon, TheBuffaloNews

“DavidFosterWallace’sessaysontennisareatreasure,someofthebestwritingeveronthesport,andtheyareallhereintheLibraryofAmerica’sthisdeluxehardcovercollector’sedition.”
—NYSportsDay
                                         
“Ruminative,digressive,lyrical,funny,sad,sometimesborderlinelunatic,theseposthumouslycollectedjournalisticpieceshaveallthehallmarksofWallace’snovels.”
—TheWashingtonPost

“Wallace’sessaysontennis,collectedhereinaremarkablevolume,areamixtureofcourtsidereportageandarmchairrumination. How,heasks,arethosewhoplaytennisatthehighestlevelabletodowhattheydo? Whatistheirgenius? Whenwewatch,whatarewemissing? Thetennis-obsessivewillfindWallace’sconsiderationsalmostbewilderinglyinsightful.”
— TheTelegraph (UK)

 “Wallace’sgraspoftenniswastrulyprodigious. Theanalyticalpowersthatmusthaveendeduphinderinghimasaplayermadehimapeerlessobserverofthesport. Hehasoftenbeendescribedasthebesttenniswriterofalltime,andtheseessaysdon’tdisabusethatnotion.”
—TheGuardian(UK)
 
“Whatmakesthiscollectionsovaluableforserioustennisfansisthechancetosee‘themostbeautifulsportthereis’throughWallace’seyes. Inanationthatoftenderidestennisaseffetebecauseitlacksphysicalcontact,Wallaceseesitasmanly;‘Itistoartilleryandairstrikeswhatfootballistoinfantryandattrition.’ DeepdownIalwaysknewtenniswasawargame. TogetwrappedupinthiscollectionistogetpulleddeepintothemindofWallaceand,oncethere,ofcourse,hisinescapablesubject. ‘Midwestjuniortenniswasalsomyinitiationintotrueadultsadness,’hewrote. InhisearlyteensWallacebecameoneofthebettertournamentplayersintheMidwestbycombininghisunderstandingofgeometrywithaZenattitudeaboutthehorriblyannoyingregionalwindsandadefensivestylethatfocusedonnotmissingshots,thusmakingotherkidsgomad.”
—Toure, Town&Country作者简介DavidFosterWallace(1962–2008)wasborninIthaca,NewYork,in1962andraisedinChampaign-Urbana,Illinois,whereinhisteenshewasaregionallyrankedjuniortennisplayer.Hisworksinclude InfiniteJest,GirlwithCuriousHair,BriefInterviewswithHideousMen,Oblivion, ASupposedlyFunThingI’llNeverDoAgain,and ConsidertheLobster.Hisfinalnovel,ThePaleKing,wasposthumouslypublishedin2011. 
JohnJeremiahSullivan isoneofAmerica’sleadingpractitionersofthelong-formmagazineprofile,withworkappearinginTheNewYorkTimesMagazine (whereheisastaffwriter), Harper’s (ofwhichheisacontributingeditor), TheNewYorker,NewYork,OxfordAmerican,GQ, andothermagazines.Heistheauthorof BloodHorses:NotesofSportswriter’sSonand Pulphead.“Thisbookhasnothingtodowithphysics,butitstitlewillmakeyoulooksupersmartifyou’rereadingitonatrainorplane. StringTheory isacollectionoffiveofWallace’sbestessaysontennis,asportIgaveupinmyMicrosoftdaysandamonceagainpursuingwithapassion. Youdon’thavetoplayorevenwatchtennistolovethisbook. ThelateauthorwieldedapenasskillfullyasRogerFedererwieldsatennisracket.Here,asinhisotherbrilliantworks,Wallacefoundmind-blowingwaysofbendinglanguagelikeametalspoon.”–BillGates,"MyFavoriteBooksof2016"
“DavidFosterWallace’sFedereressayturnedmeintoanavidtennisfan.”
 —Lin-ManuelMiranda,TheNewYork TimesBookReview

“Awonderfulandinspiringcollectionforfansofeithertennisoreye-poppingprose.”
 —AustinAmerican-Statesman
“StringTheoryexpertlyarticulateswhytennisfanslovethesportso,capturingboththehumandrudgerybehinditsmasteryand,forthosewhomakeittotheworld-classlevel,itsotherworldliness…[It]standsasamonumenttoWallace’stalent—andhisdedicationtothegame.”
—DougPerry, TheOregonian/TheSpinoftheBall
                                           
“ThiscollectionisatennisclassicthatdeservesshelfspacenexttoJohnMcPhee’sLevelsoftheGameandBradGilbert’sWinningUgly…Betweenitsgrass-greencovers,fiveofWallace’seruditeandengagingtennisessaysarecollectedand,togetherwithapitch-perfectintroductionbyJohnJeremiahSullivan,theresultisnothingshortofdelightful,likeaballstreakingoffaracquet’ssweetspotforawinner…DavidFosterWallaceisagreattalent,writingonasubjectheknowsandloves. Andthatmakethislittlebook,quitesimply,anace.”
—JeffSimon, TheBuffaloNews

“DavidFosterWallace’sessaysontennisareatreasure,someofthebestwritingeveronthesport,andtheyareallhereintheLibraryofAmerica’sthisdeluxehardcovercollector’sedition.”
—NYSportsDay
                                         
“Ruminative,digressive,lyrical,funny,sad,sometimesborderlinelunatic,theseposthumouslycollectedjournalisticpieceshaveallthehallmarksofWallace’snovels.”
—TheWashingtonPost

“Wallace’sessaysontennis,collectedhereinaremarkablevolume,areamixtureofcourtsidereportageandarmchairrumination. How,heasks,arethosewhoplaytennisatthehighestlevelabletodowhattheydo? Whatistheirgenius? Whenwewatch,whatarewemissing? Thetennis-obsessivewillfindWallace’sconsiderationsalmostbewilderinglyinsightful.”
— TheTelegraph (UK)

 “Wallace’sgraspoftenniswastrulyprodigious. Theanalyticalpowersthatmusthaveendeduphinderinghimasaplayermadehimapeerlessobserverofthesport. Hehasoftenbeendescribedasthebesttenniswriterofalltime,andtheseessaysdon’tdisabusethatnotion.”
—TheGuardian(UK)
 
“Whatmakesthiscollectionsovaluableforserioustennisfansisthechancetosee‘themostbeautifulsportthereis’throughWallace’seyes. Inanationthatoftenderidestennisaseffetebecauseitlacksphysicalcontact,Wallaceseesitasmanly;‘Itistoartilleryandairstrikeswhatfootballistoinfantryandattrition.’ DeepdownIalwaysknewtenniswasawargame. TogetwrappedupinthiscollectionistogetpulleddeepintothemindofWallaceand,oncethere,ofcourse,hisinescapablesubject. ‘Midwestjuniortenniswasalsomyinitiationintotrueadultsadness,’hewrote. InhisearlyteensWallacebecameoneofthebettertournamentplayersintheMidwestbycombininghisunderstandingofgeometrywithaZenattitudeaboutthehorriblyannoyingregionalwindsandadefensivestylethatfocusedonnotmissingshots,thusmakingotherkidsgomad.”
—Toure, Town&Country作者简介DavidFosterWallace(1962–2008)wasborninIthaca,NewYork,in1962andraisedinChampaign-Urbana,Illinois,whereinhisteenshewasaregionallyrankedjuniortennisplayer.Hisworksinclude InfiniteJest,GirlwithCuriousHair,BriefInterviewswithHideousMen,Oblivion, ASupposedlyFunThingI’llNeverDoAgain,and ConsidertheLobster.Hisfinalnovel,ThePaleKing,wasposthumouslypublishedin2011. 
JohnJeremiahSullivan isoneofAmerica’sleadingpractitionersofthelong-formmagazineprofile,withworkappearinginTheNewYorkTimesMagazine (whereheisastaffwriter), Harper’s (ofwhichheisacontributingeditor), TheNewYorker,NewYork,OxfordAmerican,GQ, andothermagazines.Heistheauthorof BloodHorses:NotesofSportswriter’sSonand Pulphead.
 —Lin-ManuelMiranda,TheNewYork TimesBookReview

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