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David Foster Wallace Dave Eggers
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Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace Dave Eggers


Back Bay Books

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


1079 pages

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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.

By:   David Foster Wallace
Foreword by:   Dave Eggers
Imprint:   Back Bay Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   1.140kg
ISBN:   9780316066525
ISBN 10:   0316066524
Pages:   1079
Publication Date:   November 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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