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The Resource Oblivion : stories, David Foster Wallace

Oblivion : stories, David Foster Wallace

Label
Oblivion : stories
Title
Oblivion
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
O35 2012d
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robert Petkoff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Petkoff, Robert.
  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oblivion : stories, David Foster Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, p2012
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mister squishy -- The soul is not a smithy -- Incarnations of burned children -- Another pioneer -- Good old neon -- Philosophy and the mirror of nature -- Oblivion -- The suffering channel
Control code
1388115
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (approximately 14 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781619694934
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
16890
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1388115
  • (OCoLC)792985977
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Oblivion : stories, David Foster Wallace
Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, p2012
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mister squishy -- The soul is not a smithy -- Incarnations of burned children -- Another pioneer -- Good old neon -- Philosophy and the mirror of nature -- Oblivion -- The suffering channel
Control code
1388115
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (approximately 14 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781619694934
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
16890
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1388115
  • (OCoLC)792985977
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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