Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 0316073857
ISBN 13: 9780316073851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

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

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2011-04-14
ISBN 10: 0748130985
ISBN 13: 9780748130986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

'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
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 0316073857
ISBN 13: 9780316073851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

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 s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 1441186328
ISBN 13: 9781441186324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Book Review:

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.

Elegant Complexity

Elegant Complexity
Author: Greg Carlisle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780976146537
ISBN 13: 0976146533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elegant Complexity Book Review:

"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.

Joseph Broadhead the late original waterman A fellow of infinite jest

Joseph Broadhead  the late original waterman     A fellow of infinite jest
Author: Joseph BROADHEAD
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1853
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0019850395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Broadhead the late original waterman A fellow of infinite jest Book Review:

A Fellow of Infinite Jest

A Fellow of Infinite Jest
Author: Thomas Yoseloff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 9781258829124
ISBN 13: 1258829126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fellow of Infinite Jest Book Review:

This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Constance C. McPhee,Nadine M. Orenstein,Nadine Orenstein
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1588394298
ISBN 13: 9781588394293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

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

A Fellow of Infinite Jest

A Fellow of Infinite Jest
Author: T. B. Smith
Publsiher: Hellgate Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781555717179
ISBN 13: 1555717179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fellow of Infinite Jest Book Review:

Unconventional police rookie Luke Jones is back to work after reluctantly killing a man he knew and liked in order to save the life of a partner he despises. Although labeled a hero by some, he's soon up to his old tricks-doggedly challenging authority in an organization with little tolerance for defiance, irritating peers and superiors alike by quoting Shakespeare at will, and refusing to back down when prudence dictates surrender. His latest challenge: San Diego is reeling from the horror of PSA 182, a Boeing 727 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 and crashed into the crowded neighborhood of North Park, killing 144 people. Now disaster lurks in two different parts of the city and Luke has to choose which situation needs his attention first. One choice could cost the life of a friend. The other could get him fired...or killed.

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest
Author: Stephen Burn
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2003-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780826414779
ISBN 13: 082641477X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Book Review:

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.

Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 0316214698
ISBN 13: 9780316214698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Both Flesh and Not Book Review:

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time. Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.

Infinite Lego

Infinite Lego
Author: Ryan Blanck
Publsiher: Lit Fest Press / Festival of Language
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781943170128
ISBN 13: 1943170126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Lego Book Review:

FULL COLOR INTERIOR. From the author, "It all began on a date night with my wife a couple of years back. We live in a rather boring town, and money was kind of tight, so after a relatively inexpensive dinner at our favorite pizza place we went to browse the aisles of our local Barnes & Noble. We happened upon The Brick Bible by Brendan Smith and loved the concept - the entire Biblical narrative retold in graphic novel form, but with the images being LEGO sculptures. Feeling inspired, we enlisted the help of our daughters to launch our own LEGO Bible blog. We got through the book of Genesis and part way through Exodus before the project sputtered and fell by the wayside. A couple of years later, I was working on my proposal for a paper the first annual David Foster Wallace Conference hosted by Illinois State University, and I gave a second read to the "Original Creative Works" call for submissions. Then a thought came to me. "I like David Foster Wallace," I thought. "I like LEGOs," I thought. "So, why not bring those two together," I thought. I selected some of my favorite scenes from some of my favorite stories, and I began to build. Scenes from "Little Expressionless Animals," "Forever Overhead," and "Good People;" along with scenes from the novels: Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King. Even one taken from "This is Water." I built the sculptures and photographed them and assembled the images into a digital slideshow. Then it was off to Bloomington-Normal for the Conference. At the Conference, I was honored to be selected as a featured panelist for my "Reimagining Wallace" presentation. Then I was shocked to see such a large crowd gathered to view my creations on the very large screen. I did not expect pictures of LEGOs to be such a hit at an academic conference. Inspired by the positive response to my presentation, I went home and continued building more Wallace-inspired LEGO sculptures, now focusing my attention on his magnum opus, Infinite Jest (Go big or go home, am I right?). As my understanding and enjoyment of Dave's writings continue to evolve, so do my artistic expressions that he inspires. What I love about Dave's writing is that it not only invites serious academic consideration, but that it also invites and inspires creative response. In my case, that has included blog posts, imitative essays, and now LEGO creations. Who knows what will be next..." --Ryan M Blanck

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
Author: Rainer Holl
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 3954890577
ISBN 13: 9783954890576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace
Author: Ralph Clare
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN 10: 1107195950
ISBN 13: 9781107195950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace Book Review:

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

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: Paul Barolsky
Publsiher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013268779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

Paradise Now

Paradise Now
Author: Chris Jennings
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0812983890
ISBN 13: 9780812983890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Now Book Review:

For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Tony Horwitz comes a lively, thought-provoking intellectual history of the golden age of American utopianism--and the bold, revolutionary, and eccentric visions for the future put forward by five of history's most influential utopian movements. In the wake of the Enlightenment and the onset of industrialism, a generation of dreamers took it upon themselves to confront the messiness and injustice of a rapidly changing world. To our eyes, the utopian communities that took root in America in the nineteenth century may seem ambitious to the point of delusion, but they attracted members willing to dedicate their lives to creating a new social order and to asking the bold question What should the future look like? In Paradise Now, Chris Jennings tells the story of five interrelated utopian movements, revealing their relevance both to their time and to our own. Here is Mother Ann Lee, the prophet of the Shakers, who grew up in newly industrialized Manchester, England--and would come to build a quiet but fierce religious tradition on the opposite side of the Atlantic. Even as the society she founded spread across the United States, the Welsh industrialist Robert Owen came to the Indiana frontier to build an egalitarian, rationalist utopia he called the New Moral World. A decade later, followers of the French visionary Charles Fourier blanketed America with colonies devoted to inaugurating a new millennium of pleasure and fraternity. Meanwhile, the French radical Étienne Cabet sailed to Texas with hopes of establishing a communist paradise dedicated to ideals that would be echoed in the next century. And in New York's Oneida Community, a brilliant Vermonter named John Humphrey Noyes set about creating a new society in which the human spirit could finally be perfected in the image of God. Over time, these movements fell apart, and the national mood that had inspired them was drowned out by the dream of westward expansion and the waking nightmare of the Civil War. Their most galvanizing ideas, however, lived on, and their audacity has influenced countless political movements since. Their stories remain an inspiration for everyone who seeks to build a better world, for all who ask, What should the future look like? Praise for Paradise Now "Uncommonly smart and beautifully written . . . a triumph of scholarship and narration: five stand-alone community studies and a coherent, often spellbinding history of the United States during its tumultuous first half-century . . . Although never less than evenhanded, and sometimes deliciously wry, Jennings writes with obvious affection for his subjects. To read Paradise Now is to be dazzled, humbled and occasionally flabbergasted by the amount of energy and talent sacrificed at utopia's altar."--The New York Times Book Review "Writing an impartial, respectful account of these philanthropies and follies is no small task, but Mr. Jennings largely pulls it off with insight and aplomb. Indulgently sympathetic to the utopian impulse in general, he tells a good story. His explanations of the various reformist credos are patient, thought-provoking and . . . entertaining."--The Wall Street Journal "As a tour guide, Jennings is thoughtful, engaging and witty in the right doses. . . . He makes the subject his own with fresh eyes and a crisp narrative, rich with detail. . . . In the end, Jennings writes, the communards' disregard for the world as it exists sealed their fate. But in revisiting their stories, he makes a compelling case that our present-day 'deficit of imagination' could be similarly fated."--San Francisco Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

The Pale King

The Pale King
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780316175296
ISBN 13: 0316175293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pale King Book Review:

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story
Author: D. T. Max
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN 10: 1101601116
ISBN 13: 9781101601112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story Book Review:

The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.

The Ecstasy of Influence

The Ecstasy of Influence
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 0307744507
ISBN 13: 9780307744500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecstasy of Influence Book Review:

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist ANew York TimesNotable Book A Best Book of the Year —Austin American-Statesman Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet" In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which also doubles as a novelist’s manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. The result is an insightful, charming, and entertaining grab bag that covers everything from great novels to old films to graffiti to cyberculture.

Unspeakable

Unspeakable
Author: John Bercow
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN 10: 1474616658
ISBN 13: 9781474616652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unspeakable Book Review:

Unspeakable is John Bercow's characteristically forthright and incisive account of his unique vantagepoint into British politics. Containing verdicts on many of the leading figures of this era, from Tony Blair to David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson, Bercow explores and explains the ways in which he has sought to democratise the business of Parliament, using the Speakership to champion the rights of backbench MPs and hold the government to account. In his own words, "I made friends and enemies alike, but from start to finish I sought to do the right, rather than the convenient, thing and to be a decent public servant." From the start, Bercow tackles head-on his regretted fascination with definably right-wing attitudes and describes his inexorable march to more progressive thinking since his election as Member of Parliament for Buckingham in 1997. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the business of politics and how our democracy is - or should be - run, with fascinating insights into Bercow's family background and early interest in politics. When Bercow retired as Speaker of the House of Commons on 31st October, he had become one of the most recognisable and iconoclastic figures in British politics, and had created a vacancy of huge importance. As Speaker since 2009 he had a ringside seat during one of the most febrile periods in modern British history, presiding over the Commons while it had to contend with key issues such as austerity in the light of the financial crisis; the coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; and of course the most intractable problem of all - how to deliver on the 2016 referendum decision that Britain should leave the EU.