An wireless vintage of American sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the most productive thoughts of his era” (A. O. Scott) and “the most productive tennis-creator of all time” (New York Times)
Gathered for the primary time in a deluxe collector’s model, listed below are David Foster Wallace’s mythical writings on tennis, 5 excursion-de-drive items written with a competitor’s perception and a fan’s obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his spectacular literary magic to the sport he liked as he celebrates the opposite-worldly genius of Roger Federer; provides a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin’s memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of popularity; resists the weigh down of trade on the U.S. Open; and remembers his personal profession as a “close to-nice” junior participant.

Whiting Award-successful creator John Jeremiah Sullivan supplies an advent.