Infinite Jest: A Novel by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest: A Novel

byDavid Foster Wallace

Hardcover | February 1, 1996

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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.

About The Author

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 ...
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Title:Infinite Jest: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1088 pages, 9.75 × 6.25 × 2.25 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316920045

ISBN - 13:9780316920049

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It's a movie so engrossing that people are happy to watch it ad infinitum until they die. Infinite Jest follows the story of various people addicted to this entertainment. From recovering addicts in a Boston halfway house to tennis students with their own unique problems, David Foster Wallace's novel brims with the wit and depth you'd expect from the author of The Broom of the System. At this special low price, it makes a wonderful addition to any library.