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Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace

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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.

"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.

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Seitenzahl 300 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 13.04.2009
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780316073851
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Dateigröße 1871 KB

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Infinite good read
von Annette Keller aus Basel am 12.06.2010
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If you really have time for a book with over 1000 pages, don't miss this one! I have never come across a book with so much imagination and humour and knowledge about so many fields – you will know everything about American college life, about tennis, football, drugs, alcoholism, Canadian seperatists and last but not least – love... If you really have time for a book with over 1000 pages, don't miss this one! I have never come across a book with so much imagination and humour and knowledge about so many fields – you will know everything about American college life, about tennis, football, drugs, alcoholism, Canadian seperatists and last but not least – love! And above all -you will enjoy it enormously.

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