Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace 1996


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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Dust Jacket

First edition, second printing. Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. Fine in Fine DJ.

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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy by David Foster Wallace 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

Also available the first edition of Consider the Lobster signed by David Foster Wallace.

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