This Is Water

This Is Water

Some Thoughts, Delivered on A Significant Occasion About Living A Compassionate Life

Book - 2009
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"Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9780316068222
Characteristics: 137 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Kenyon College


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"What's unique about Wallace's words: Though he warns graduates of the banalities of day-to-day adult life, he reminds them that their newly acquired skills can help them maintain awareness and compassion as they move forward in their quest for success." -

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