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Signifying Rappersby David Foster Wallace
Synopses & Reviews
First time on audio—David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture.
Living together in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop.” The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. Signifying Rappers issued a fans challenge to the giants of rock writing, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, and Lester Bangs: could the new street beats of 1989 set us free, as rock had always promised? Signifying Rappers is a rare record of a city and a summer by two great thinkers, writers, and friends.
About the Author
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE (1962-2008) is the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl With Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harpers, The New Yorker, Playboy, Paris Review, Conjunctions, Premiere, Tennis, The Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Wallace has received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.
MARK COSTELLO, who worked as a federal prosecutor, is the author of the National Book Award Finalist Big If. He lives in New York.
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