Unendlicher Spaß

Infinite Jest. Roman

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305379

Category: Fiction

Page: 1552

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Der Kultroman als eBook! »Unendlicher Spaß vereint literarische Innovation und Lesbarkeit auf eigene, unerhörte, markerschütternde Weise.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »Unendlicher Spa߫ – so nannte James Incandenza seinen Film, der Menschen, die ihn anschauen, so verhext, dass sie sich nicht mehr von ihm lösen können und dabei verdursten und verhungern. Sein Sohn Hal, ein Tenniswunderkind mit außergewöhnlichen intellektuellen Fähigkeiten, studiert an der Enfield Tennis Academy (ETA), die von seinem Vater gegründet wurde. Hier sowie im nahe gelegenen Ennet-House, einem Entziehungsheim für Drogenabhängige, spielt ein Teil der überbordenden Handlung, die jeden literarischen Kosmos sprengt – in einem leicht in die Zukunft versetzten Amerika, das mit Kanada und Mexiko die »Organisation der nordamerikanischen Nationen« bildet und von radikalen Separatisten in Kanada bekämpft wird. 1996 erschien »Infinite Jest« in den USA und machte David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der Literaturszene. Nicht allein der schiere Umfang, sondern vor allem die sprachliche Kreativität, die ungeheure Themenvielfalt, die treffsichere Gesellschaftskritik, scharfe Analyse sowie der Humor machen den Roman zum Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur. Namhafte Autoren von Dave Eggers bis Jonathan Franzen sehen in diesem Buch ein Vorbild für ihr Schaffen. Ulrich Blumenbach hat sechs Jahre lang an der Übersetzung gearbeitet, und seine kongeniale Übertragung ins Deutsche wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet.
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Unendlicher Spaß

Infinite Jest. Roman

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462044881

Category:

Page: 1547

View: 7316

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David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

A Reader's Guide

Author: Stephen J. Burn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441186328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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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.
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Infinite Jest

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130985

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

View: 1583

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 . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, GUARDIAN
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Infinite Jest

Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Constance C. McPhee,Nadine Orenstein

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394298

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 216

View: 8642

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

Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Paul Barolsky

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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

Author: Rainer Holl

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895579

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 47

View: 3280

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.
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Der bleiche König

Roman

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462307177

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Der letzte Roman von David Foster Wallace, dem »Besten seiner Generation« In seinem letzten, posthum erschienenen Roman vollbringt David Foster Wallace das Kunststück, auf gar nicht langweilige Weise über den langweiligsten Arbeitsplatz der Welt zu schreiben: die amerikanische Steuerbehörde.Mit der ihm eigenen sprachlichen Brillanz nähert sich David Foster Wallace in diesem nachgelassenen Roman seinem Thema: Was macht strukturelle Langeweile aus einem Menschen? Als Claude Sylvanshine nach Peoria in Illinois an die IRS, die amerikanische Bundessteuerbehörde, versetzt wird, trifft er dort auf Kollegen, die mit der tagtäglichen, unüberwindbaren Monotonie ihrer Arbeit und somit ihres Lebens kämpfen. Welche Lebensgeschichten führten dazu, dass jemand mehr oder weniger freiwillig einen solchen Beruf ergreift?Der Roman erschien in den USA drei Jahre nach Wallace’ Tod und wurde zum gefeierten Bestseller. In ihm zeigt David Foster Wallace noch einmal sein ganzes Können – die unübertroffene Originalität seiner Sujets, die sprachliche Präzision, der sezierende Blick auf die Unzulänglichkeiten menschlicher Gesellschaft und der immer präsente Humor. »Atemberaubend brillant, lustig, unerträglich und elegisch« The New York Times
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Vergessenheit

Storys

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499248320

Category:

Page: 221

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Infinite LEGO

Reimagining David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest Through LEGO

Author: Ryan Blanck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943170135

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.
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Das hier ist Wasser

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305190

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 20

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Noch vor der Buchausgabe (im Frühjahr 2012) erscheint der Essay „Das hier ist Wasser“ als eBook: David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und ist Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen. David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und erwachsen zu sein: eine Anstiftung zum Denken und kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte.
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Elegant Complexity

A Study of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

Author: Greg Carlisle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976146537

Category:

Page: 512

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"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.
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A Fellow of Infinite Jest

Author: Thomas Yoseloff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494055448

Category:

Page: 244

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This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
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The Reading of David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" as Play

Author: Rainer Holl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783656322696

Category:

Page: 52

View: 5987

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, TU Dortmund (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: 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. 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 a extraordinary challenge for its readers. An interesting question related to Wallaces work is to what extent readers are able to establish and defend their own rules and boundaries that are challenged by their discourse with the book. The whole reading process can thus be seen as a work of play that is established between the poles of 'infinity' and 'jest'. This opens up a new narratological dimension which has an immediate impact on the autonomy of the reader. I want to find out in how far the readers of 'Infinite Jest' have 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.
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Schicksal, Zeit und Sprache

Über Willensfreiheit

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518789503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

View: 826

Können wir die Zukunft durch unser Handeln beeinflussen? Oder ist sie von Gott, vom Schicksal oder von Naturgesetzen vorherbestimmt? Diese Frage beschäftigt Philosophen seit der Antike. 1985 nahm sich ein Student vor, sie ein für allemal zu lösen – David Foster Wallace. Er jongliert souverän mit modallogischen Formeln und Diagrammen und führt exzentrische Beispiele ins Feld, die direkt seinen Erzählungen entsprungen sein könnten: Terroristen, Stabhochspringer, Tennisspieler ohne Schläger. Neben dem posthum erschienenen Aufsatz enthält der Band eine biografische Skizze über Foster Wallace’ Studentenzeit und eine kurze Einführung in die Modallogik.
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