Monday, September 15, 2008

Consider the Lobster

It's worth noting that David Foster Wallace, the young writer who died over the weekend, wrote that terrific piece for Gourmet magazine four years ago that looked into the question that must have occurred to anyone who has cooked a lobster himself -- namely, how must it feel to an animal to be cooked alive. I can't find the piece online any longer but it's the title essay of Wallace's book, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays.



Blogger Mushi Loola said...

You can find a number of David's writings — including "Consider the Lobster" — at Time's writing of his death, "The Journalism of David Foster Wallace."

11:46 PM  
Blogger Nittacci said...

Yes, and if you google "Consider the Lobster" you will find several different copies of the article, including a scan of what looks like the original at

David Foster Wallace's death is just so terribly sad. Minds like his don't come along that often.

10:58 AM  

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