This is Water.
We have The Pale King (recently published unfinished novel by late David Foster Wallace) in stock in a large paperback format for something like 18.00 euros. End my add here.
“..There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”..”
It was end of May, David Foster Wallace gave a speech to college graduates.
I think I learned about it from Kottke where he links to this raw transcript which is the best version I found on net. It also came out in a book form. And this we always keep in stock. As a matter of fact, if you stand in front of our window and look at the books on display, “This is Water” is right now in the upper left corner. White cover small size hardcover.
And couple days ago, I flew through some old bookmarks, and I run into this nice thing at The Millions where he tries to get and collect responses from the witnessing graduates. It’s OK or so so, but the key thing and the reason why I am writing this is that in comments there are links to YouTube audio recordings (which I heard today for the first time). It is in two parts: part 1 and part 2.