An quick vintage of yank sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the most sensible brain of his new release” (A. O. Scott) and “the top tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times)
 
Gathered for the 1st time in a deluxe collector's variation, listed below are David Foster Wallace's mythical writings on tennis, 5 tour-de-force items written with a competitor's perception and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his impressive literary magic to the sport he enjoyed as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; bargains a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete at the threshold of reputation; resists the overwhelm of trade on the U.S. Open; and recollects his personal profession as a "near-great" junior player.

Whiting Award-winning author John Jeremiah Sullivan offers an advent.

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