David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

In the wake of Wallace's death, and the publication of his posthumous novel, The Pale King, most retrospective evaluations of his work understandably agree with Charles B. Harris's estimate that Infinite Jest is the “work that will ...

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.

Infinite Jest

His voice was a shock to the literary system a youthful, confident, headlong tour de force that came increasingly to sound, with Infinite Jest, his third book, like the hot neural transactions of consciousness itself, ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130985

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

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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 . . .

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

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is the textual realization of this game of infinite narration. Whereas the interaction between infinity and jest in the book can often be depicted as a lose performance of play, the reading process ...

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.

Infinite Jest

The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316066525

Category: Fiction

Page: 1079

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The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising.

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 Foster Wallace—a ...

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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

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition " Infinite Jest : Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine , " on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York , from September 13 , 2011 , through March 4 ...

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

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

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Category: Art

Page: 232

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An entertaining and informative book—the first to feature significant caricatures and satirical works dating from 1500 to the present, selected from the vast collection in the Metropolitan Museum

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

Page: 224

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SPIN

Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace Little, Brown THE DAMAGES DONE by incest, Oedipus, and child abuse simmer at the depths of David Foster Wallace's gargantuan second novel, an acidic, free-styling, 1,088-page encyclopedia of hurt.

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

A Fellow of Infinite Jest

Thomas Yoseloff. A FELLOW OF A INFINITE JEST ప్రమాదం సంసంసంసంసంసంసంసంసంసంసంసం A FELLOW OF A INFINITE JEST By THOMAS.

Author: Thomas Yoseloff

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Novelists, English

Page: 232

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The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace

Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 491. Ibid., p. 128. Wallace, “Expanded Interview,” in Burn (ed.), Conversations, p. 22. Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 742. In Bakhtin's terms; see Cioffi, “'An Anguish Become Thing',” p. 169.

Author: Ralph Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107195950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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A compelling, comprehensive, and substantive introduction to the work of David Foster Wallace.