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Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9780349121086
Number Of Pages: 1104

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'Ambitious, accomplished, deeply humorous, brilliant and witty and moving. A literary sensation' INDEPENDENT

With a new foreword by Dave Eggers

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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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 Woods, 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

ISBN: 9780349121086
ISBN-10: 0349121087
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1104
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 5.3
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1

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David Foster Wallace

About the Author


David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.

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