Infinite Jest

He's damn good' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory' Sunday Times Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130985

Category: Fiction

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'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' New York Times 'Wallace is a superb comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight' James Wood, Guardian 'He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up . . . He's damn good' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory' Sunday Times Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .

New York Magazine

B00KSWATER (IRN Infinite Jest BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE Little, Brown;
1,079 pages; $29.95 EXT YEAR'S BOOK AWARDS HAVE been decided. The
plaques and citations can now be put in escrow. With Infinite Jest, by David
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Infinite Jest

Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 13, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012.

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394298

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 13, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012.

Infinite Jest

Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art Paul Barolsky. Infinite Jest : Wit and
Humor in Italian Renaissance Art THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARIES
Infinite Jest Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art Let's.

Author: Paul Barolsky

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press

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Category: Art

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David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels.

Author: Stephen Burn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826414779

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide was the first book to be published on the novel and is a key reference for those who wish to explore further.

Author: Stephen J. Burn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441186328

Category: Literary Criticism

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Infinite Jest has been hailed as one the great modern American novels and its author, David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, as one of the most influential and innovative authors of the past 20 years. Don DeLillo called Infinite Jest a "three-stage rocket to the future," a work "equal to the huge, babbling spin-out sweep of contemporary life," while Time Magazine included Infinite Jest on its list of 100 Greatest Novels published between 1923-2006. David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide was the first book to be published on the novel and is a key reference for those who wish to explore further. Infinite Jest has become an exemplar for difficulty in contemporary Fiction-its 1,079 pages full of verbal invention, oblique narration, and a scattered, nonlinear, chronology. In this comprehensively revised second edition, Burn maps Wallace's influence on contemporary American fiction, outlines Wallace's poetics, and provides a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas, before surveying Wallace's post-Infinite Jest output, including The Pale King.

The Digital Literary Sphere

The book's core thematic preoccupations led IS participants to discuss addiction
and suicide at length, not only in relation to Infinite Jest and its author's biography
, but also in their own lives. In a week four post on the topic of suicide, one of the
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Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421426099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.

The Ethical Algorithm

... it's the case that readers of Gravity's Rainbow are, on average, much more
likely to enjoy Infinite Jest than The Shining; conversely, fans of The Shining tend
to find both Gravity's Rainbow and Infinite Jest a bit obtuse and overwrought.

Author: Michael Kearns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190948205

Category: Business & Economics

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Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. Algorithms have made our lives more efficient, more entertaining, and, sometimes, better informed. At the same time, complex algorithms are increasingly violating the basic rights of individual citizens. Allegedly anonymized datasets routinely leak our most sensitive personal information; statistical models for everything from mortgages to college admissions reflect racial and gender bias. Meanwhile, users manipulate algorithms to "game" search engines, spam filters, online reviewing services, and navigation apps. Understanding and improving the science behind the algorithms that run our lives is rapidly becoming one of the most pressing issues of this century. Traditional fixes, such as laws, regulations and watchdog groups, have proven woefully inadequate. Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific research, The Ethical Algorithm offers a new approach: a set of principled solutions based on the emerging and exciting science of socially aware algorithm design. Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth explain how we can better embed human principles into machine code - without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration. Weaving together innovative research with stories of citizens, scientists, and activists on the front lines, The Ethical Algorithm offers a compelling vision for a future, one in which we can better protect humans from the unintended impacts of algorithms while continuing to inspire wondrous advances in technology.

The Narrative Game The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play

The author shows in how far the reader of 'Infinite Jest' has to get involved in this work of play, how it affects the way they read the book, and how the idiosyncratic reading experience finally becomes an integral part of the whole book ...

Author: Rainer Holl

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954890577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In 1996, David Foster Wallace published his second major novel 'Infinite Jest' that changed not only our understanding of what literature can do but, also the way we read literature. Despite its age, the book has not lost a single bit of its fascination, its actuality, and its academic appeal. With its hundreds of characters, thousands of pages, hundreds of endnotes and myriads of different perspectives, sub-plots, and narrative digressions, 'Infinite Jest' was, and still is, an extraordinary challenge for its readers as well as literary critics. One interesting question related to Wallace's work is to what extent readers are able to establish, and defend their own way of approaching literature, their natural reading habits, their personal boundaries, and their 'readerly authority' that are challenged by their discourse with the book. The author shows in how far the reader of 'Infinite Jest' has to get involved in this work of play, how it affects the way they read the book, and how the idiosyncratic reading experience finally becomes an integral part of the whole book itself.

The Automotive Manufacturer

FROM PARIS , FRANCE , THE FELLOW OF INFINITE JEST . 2 4 2 THERE are
men who have really no right to exist , ( Continued from page 635. ) There are
men ' twould be kindness to kill , There are thousands of fiends who would "
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Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

Infinite Jest [1996] The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
Infinite Jest Both destiny's kisses and its dope-slaps illustrate an individual
person's basic personal powerlessness over the really meaningful events in his
life: i.e., ...

Author: John Bartlett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031625018X

Category: Reference

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More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

Joe Miller s complete jest book

The humorist , whose hoax upon a brother reporter produced this incident , was
well known in the literary circles , and a fellow of infinite jest : but though he was
himself a person of much wit and pointed satire , he feared foils more than
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Infinite Jest Postmodernism and Irony

On the other hand, the novel, I argue, not only posits the tyranny of this newfound perverse freedom in Western culture, but also laments the backlash of overt sincerity that is equally oppressive, represented by the AA parts of the novel.

Author: Alexander Charles Ruhsenberger

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I examine David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, looking at the ways in which it speaks to our current cultural moment. I posit that Wallace, in the novel, is able to use his story to comment on the ground-clearing nature of irony, technological abstraction, and postpostmodernism, and suggest that the post-postmodern future makes individuals catatonic. I also argue that Wallace predicted many of the ironic features of post-postmodernism because he lived and wrote in a generation that came after postmodernism. Wallace identifies TV as quintessentially post-postmodern, where meaning is neutralized through a Fredric Jameson's idea of pastiche--a kind of irony that only seeks to reference itself. The opening scene of Infinite Jest shows a young man unable to speak to adults, and unable to extoll his virtues. Hal, the main character in the scene, loses his ability to speak. And if readers take Hal’s metaphorical catatonia a step farther, they will see a Hal representative of a millennial generation, also unable to speak. Hal is a post-postmodern child, buried by a culture of irony and Jameson's pastiche and depthlessness, where diatribes on metaphysical aboutness are more important than the meaning of things themselves. Wallace defines this problem, in the novel, as a central obsession and avoidance of the cultural feeling of "anhedonia," the radical abstracting of things that were once full of meaning of affective content. Soren Kierkegaard also defines this problem as "infinite absolute negativity," where individuals can become purely ironic and absent from society, gaining a kind of perverse negative freedom. On the other hand, the novel, I argue, not only posits the tyranny of this newfound perverse freedom in Western culture, but also laments the backlash of overt sincerity that is equally oppressive, represented by the AA parts of the novel. In end, I argue Wallace's novel laments the fact that we are losing something essential human when it comes to making our own choices about what to believe in, in our contemporary age.

The Shakespeare Phrase Book

Of credit infinite , highly beloved , Second to none that lives here in the city Com .
of Errors , v . 1 . It is past the infinite of thought . ... I knew him , Horatio : a fellow of
infinite jest , of most excellent fancy . . . . . . . v . In nature ' s infinite book of ...

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Authorship s Wake

Infinite Jest in fact alludes to a specific piece of art that Ngai analyzes as a key
example of the interesting: Ed Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (1964); see
Ngai, Our Aesthetic Categories, 147–8. Jest's James O. Incandenza makes a film
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Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501367684

Category: Literary Criticism

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

The National quarterly review ed by E I Sears

Now we submit that there is no contrast in this , but the reverse ; or , in other
words , that to have infinite jest on the lips , especially if the jest be of the stale or
farfetched kind , is no evidence of profundity , but the coutrary : hence the
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The National Quarterly Review

Now we submit that there is no contrast in this , but the reverse ; or , in other
words , that to have infinite jest on the lips , especially if the jest be of the stale or
farfetched kind , is no evidence of profundity , but the coutrary : hence the
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