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Infinite Jest

1996 . Fiction, Literary, Classics, Sports . David Foster Wallace

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About the book

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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.

Year:

1996

Language:

English

Publisher:

Little, Brown

Pages:

1088

ISBN:

0316920045 (ISBN13: 9780316920049)

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Reviews

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Cailin Cowley

7 months ago

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I decided to be pretentious and read this, and it was honestly really great. Don’t read if you want a clear ending and if you don’t want to deal with end notes...

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