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Infinite Jest

A Novel. Winner of the Hieronymusring 2009, With a Foreword by Dave Eggers

David Foster Wallace

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Beschreibung

'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

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

David Foster Wallace, geb. 1962 geboren, gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der amerikanischen Literatur. Er studierte Philosophie und unterrichtete zuletzt Creative Writing am Pomona College in Claremont, Kalifornien. David Foster Wallace starb am 12. September 2008.
David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the award-winning author of several short story and essay collections, and two novels, including the bestselling cult classic Infinite Jest.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 1104
Erscheinungsdatum 01.12.2007
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-349-12108-6
Verlag Little, Brown Book Group
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/5,3 cm
Gewicht 790 g
Verkaufsrang 8858

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Infinite good read
von Annette Keller aus Basel am 12.06.2010
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If you really have time for a book with over 1000 pages, don't miss this one! I have never come across a book with so much imagination and humour and knowledge about so many fields – you will know everything about American college life, about tennis, football, drugs, alcoholism, Canadian seperatists and last but not least – love... If you really have time for a book with over 1000 pages, don't miss this one! I have never come across a book with so much imagination and humour and knowledge about so many fields – you will know everything about American college life, about tennis, football, drugs, alcoholism, Canadian seperatists and last but not least – love! And above all -you will enjoy it enormously.

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