David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

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David Foster Wallace insists on a conversation where what can be said must be said honestly (along with a sidebar defining honesty), sincerely (ditto defining sincerity), and with full consideration of how media affect honesty and sincerity (ditto media). Given these requirements, we discuss Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Little, Brown), Wallace's new collection of essays with an eye to how he attempts the nearly impossible task of telling the truth.