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Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2006-11-13
ISBN : 9780316066525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Gardners Books
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780349121086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, GUARDIAN

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 9780316306058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This deluxe paperback edition--featuring flaps, new cover art, and a new foreword by Tom Bissell--celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Infinite Jest. A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Book
Author : Stephen J. Burn
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2012-04-19
ISBN : 1441186328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Infinite Jest Book
Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-04-14
ISBN : 0748130985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 . . .

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Constance C. McPhee,Nadine M. Orenstein,Nadine Orenstein
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1588394298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 by David Foster Wallace Book Analysis

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace  Book Analysis  Book
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Release : 2019-04-08
ISBN : 2808018932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Infinite Jest with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, a vast, sweeping novel which takes in a tennis academy for gifted young players, a halfway house for recovering addicts and an “entertainment” rumoured to be so compelling that it will kill whoever watches it. The novel’s scope, humour and complexity mean that it is widely recognised as the author’s masterpiece and as one of the greatest novels of recent years. David Foster Wallace was an American writer, and is one of the most influential authors of recent years. Besides Infinite Jest, he is also known for the short story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster. Find out everything you need to know about Infinite Jest in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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

The Narrative Game  The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play Book
Author : Rainer Holl
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release : 2013-05-23
ISBN : 3954890577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Elegant Complexity

Elegant Complexity Book
Author : Greg Carlisle
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780976146537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Elegant Complexity is the first critical work to provide detailed and thorough commentary on each of the 192 sections of David Foster Wallace's masterful Infinite Jest. No other commentary on Infinite Jest recognizes that Wallace clearly divided the book into 28 chapters that are thematically unified. A chronology at the end of the study reorders each section of the novel into a sequential timeline that orients the reader and that could be used to support a chronological reading of the novel. Other helpful reference materials include a thematic outline, more chronologies, a map of one the novel's settings, lists of characters grouped by association, and an indexed list of references. Elegant Complexity orients the reader at the beginning of each section and keeps commentary separate for those readers who only want orientation. The researcher looking for specific characters or themes is provided a key at the beginning of each commentary. Carlisle explains the novel's complex plot threads (and discrepancies) with expert insight and clear commentary. The book is 99% spoiler-free for first-time readers of Infinite Jest."--Publisher's website.

A Reader s Companion to Infinite Jest

A Reader s Companion to Infinite Jest Book
Author : William Dowling,Robert Bell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781413484465
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Reader's Companion to Infinite Jest is a guide for readers who have heard about the literary genius of David Foster Wallace's huge and sprawling novel but have been put off by its length and narrative complexity. Composed by two distinguished literary scholars, the Companion is designed both for general readers and for college students taking courses on postmodern fiction. Along with an detailed overview of narrative structure, the Companion includes a synopsis of plot, a compendium of major characters, a directory of minor characters and real people, a short dictionary of slang and idioms, and a section listing and explaining Infinite Jest's acronyms.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : Paul Barolsky
Publisher : Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Infinite Jest book written by Paul Barolsky, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace Book
Author : Ralph Clare
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-09-20
ISBN : 1107195950
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

A Fellow of Infinite Jest

A Fellow of Infinite Jest Book
Author : Thomas Yoseloff
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Second Edition

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest  Second Edition Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-01-27
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre Book
Author : Frances Babbage
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-11-16
ISBN : 1472527232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.

The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play

The Reading of David Foster Wallace s  Infinite Jest  as Play Book
Author : Rainer Holl
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-08
ISBN : 9783656322696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, TU Dortmund (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: 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. 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 a extraordinary challenge for its readers. An interesting question related to Wallaces work is to what extent readers are able to establish and defend their own rules and boundaries that are challenged by their discourse with the book. The whole reading process can thus be seen as a work of play that is established between the poles of 'infinity' and 'jest'. This opens up a new narratological dimension which has an immediate impact on the autonomy of the reader. I want to find out in how far the readers of 'Infinite Jest' have 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.

Upon Further Review

Upon Further Review Book
Author : Michael Cocchiarale,Scott Emmert
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780275980504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality

New Media and the Transformation of Postmodern American Literature

New Media and the Transformation of Postmodern American Literature Book
Author : Casey Michael Henry
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN : 1350064971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How has American literature after postmodernism responded to the digital age? Drawing on insights from contemporary media theory, this is the first book to explore the explosion of new media technologies as an animating context for contemporary American literature. Casey Michael Henry examines the intertwining histories of new media forms since the 1970s and literary postmodernism and its aftermath, from William Gaddis's J R and Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho through to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. Through these histories, the book charts the ways in which print-based postmodern writing at first resisted new mass media forms and ultimately came to respond to them.

Symbolism 15

Symbolism 15 Book
Author : Rüdiger Ahrens,Klaus Stierstorfer
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2015-10-16
ISBN : 3110449072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While paratexts – among them headnotes, footnotes, or endnotes – have never been absent from American literature, the last two decades have seen an explosion of the phenomenon, including (mock) scholarly footnotes, to an extent that they seem to take over the text itself. In this Special Focus we shall attempt to find the reasons for this astonishing development. In our first (diachronic) section we shall explore such texts as might have fostered the present boom, from fictions by Edgar Allan Poe to Vladimir Nabokov to Mark Z. Danielewski. The second (synchronic) section, will concentrate on paratexts by David Foster Wallace, perhaps the “father” of the post-postmodern footnote, as well as those to be found in novels by Bennett Sims, Jennifer Egan and Junot Diaz, among others. It appears that, while paratexts definitely point to a high degree of self-reflexivity in the author, they equally draw attention to the textual and authorial functions of the works in which they exist. They can thus cause a reflection on the boundaries between genres like fiction, faction, and autobiography, as well as serving to highlight a host of pedagogical and social concerns that exist in the interstices between fiction and reality.

Philosophy and Performance in David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

Philosophy and Performance in David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Book
Author : Irene Triendl
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Philosophy and Performance in David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest book written by Irene Triendl, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.