... web-based models of distributed reading such as Infinite Summer (www.infinitesummer.org) and Sam Potts's visual mapping of the novel's characters (sampottsinc.com/ij/) have all offered alternative entry points to Infinite Jest.
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: David Foster WallacePublish On: 2011-04-14
And yet, while it uses a familiar enough vocabulary, make no mistake that Infinite Jest is something other. That is, it bears little resemblance to anything before it, and comparisons to anything since are desperate and hollow.
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' New York Times 'Wallace is a superb comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight' James Wood, Guardian 'He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up . . . He's damn good' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory' Sunday Times 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 . . .
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)Publish On: 2011
... in Sep' tember 1862, he declared himself a Democrat, indicating presidential ambitions, and Lincoln removed him from active duty. C MC P FIG. 17. StephenA. Schoff (American, 1818* 1904.), after John Vanderlyn. 184 Infinite Jest.
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 13, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012.
Genre: novel Reference edition: Wallace, D. (2012) Infinite Jest. London: Abacus. 1st edition: 1996 Themes: addiction, mental illness, creativity, talent, entertainment, drugs, politics Infinite Jest is David Foster Wallace's magnum ...
Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Literary Criticism
Unlock the more straightforward side of Infinite Jest with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, a vast, sweeping novel which takes in a tennis academy for gifted young players, a halfway house for recovering addicts and an “entertainment” rumoured to be so compelling that it will kill whoever watches it. The novel’s scope, humour and complexity mean that it is widely recognised as the author’s masterpiece and as one of the greatest novels of recent years. David Foster Wallace was an American writer, and is one of the most influential authors of recent years. Besides Infinite Jest, he is also known for the short story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster. Find out everything you need to know about Infinite Jest in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
(Derrida 1966:p.150) The only centre that the text offers is the lethally addictive entertainment; the movie Infinite Jest. This movie, which was made by Hal's father, James O. lncandenza, is so entertaining that anyone it captivates ...
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.
Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace Little, Brown THE DAMAGES DONE by incest, Oedipus, and child abuse simmer at the depths of David Foster Wallace's gargantuan second novel, an acidic, free-styling, 1,088-page encyclopedia of hurt.
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art Paul Barolsky. Infinite Jest : Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARIES Infinite Jest Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art Let's.
Author: Paul Barolsky
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 491. Ibid., p. 128. Wallace, “Expanded Interview,” in Burn (ed.), Conversations, p. 22. Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 742. In Bakhtin's terms; see Cioffi, “'An Anguish Become Thing',” p. 169.
Author: Ralph Clare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A compelling, comprehensive, and substantive introduction to the work of David Foster Wallace.
10 Lisa Schwartzbaum, 'Infinite Jest: Too Much of a Good Thing?', Entertainment Weekly, 14 March 2008. 11 David Foster Wallace interviewed by Michael Silverblatt, Bookworm, 11 April 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ZKCMTHX5WHk.
Author: Frances Babbage
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.