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Signifying Rappers

David Foster Wallace, Mark Costello

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Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Upon the discovery that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop¿ longtime friends David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello set about writing a collaborative essay on the subject. That essay became Signifying Rappers, one of the first books to explore rap across contexts--race, politics, language, and popular culture. With infectious excitement, insight, and relentless self-consciousness, Wallace and Costello discuss the golden age of rap in the 1980s.

Mark Costello, who worked as a federal prosecutor, is the author of the National Book Award Finalist Big If. He lives in New York.David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 176
Erscheinungsdatum 23.07.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-316-22583-0
Verlag Back Bay Books
Maße (L/B/H) 20.8/14.1/1.7 cm
Gewicht 168 g

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