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The Book Max Mischa het Tet offensief
The Author Johan Harstad
The Publisher Podium b.v. Uitgeverij
Release Date2017-05-10
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789057598500
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief is het verhaal van toneelregisseur Max Hansen, die als puber naar Amerika emigreert. Hij heeft moeite om zijn jeugd in Stavanger, waar hij als kind van communistische ouders het Tet-offensief naspeelde, achter zich te laten. Maar in New York ontdekt hij dat eigenlijk iedereen daar ontheemd is. In kunstenares Mischa en Vietnam-veteraan Owen treft hij dierbare lotgenoten. Het magnum opus van Johan Harstad is een hypnotiserende vertelling die vele decennia en continenten omspant: van de oorlog in Vietnam en Apocalypse Now tot jazzmuziek, van Mark Rothko en Burning Man tot de aanslag op de Twin Towers. Maar bovenal draait deze volstrekt verslavende roman om de vraag: hoe lang moet je weg van huis zijn voordat het laat is om terug te keren? ‘Ik kan maar één ding zeggen: respect!’ ****** Aftenposten


The Book The Narrative Game The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play
The Author Rainer Holl
The Publisher Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release Date2013-06-01
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 47
ISBN 9783954895571
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Infinite Jest
The Author David Foster Wallace
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2011-04-14
Genre Fiction
Pages 1104
ISBN 9780748130986
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest
The Author Stephen Burn
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2003-05-20
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 96
ISBN 082641477X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.


The Book Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen
The Author David Foster Wallace
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2016-11-04
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789402307528
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: David Foster Wallace weet lezers moeiteloos mee te voeren naar plekken waar geen enkele andere schrijver ook maar in de buurt komt, zo ook in Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen. Deze uitbundig geprezen reeks verhalen is een opeenvolging van ingebeelde vraaggesprekken met mannen over hun relaties met vrouwen. Wallace stelt onderwerpen als vervreemding en onconventionele seks met zwarte, droge humor in een nieuw daglicht. Hij toont mannen verstrikt in zelfrechtvaardiging, spraakzaam maar onwetend. Op schrijnende en hilarische wijze worden de kwellingen van hun seksuele relaties blootgelegd, waarbij duidelijk wordt hoe mannen echt denken over vrouwen. De verhalen spreken zo tot de verbeelding dat er meerdere toneelbewerkingen van het boek zijn gemaakt, en het werd bovendien succesvol verfilmd. De pers over Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen: ‘Het beste, meest toegankelijke boek van David Foster Wallace. Er is geen boek in de recente wereldliteratuur dat zo nauwgezet de wanhoop tot uitdrukking brengt van datende mannen op zoek naar een lief, en naar een consequent en waardevol leven.’ De Standaard ‘Hilarisch en zeer indrukwekkend.’ New York Observer ‘Net als Nabokov, de auteur met wie hij het meest gemeen heeft, beschikt Wallace over een onuitputtelijk arsenaal aan literaire spitsvondigheden.’ Chicago Tribune ‘Een zinderende satire op de intellectuele leegte en de egoïstische aard van de hedendaagse therapiecultuur.’ Seattle Times


The Book David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest
The Author Stephen J. Burn
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date2012-04-19
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 144
ISBN 9781441186324
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Infinite Jest
The Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
The Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date2011
Genre Caricatures and cartoons
Pages 216
ISBN 9781588394293
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book Into the Womb of Infinite Jest
The Author Danielle S. Ely
The Publisher
Release Date2011
Genre
Pages 98
ISBN OCLC:825770521
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De bleke koning
The Author David Foster Wallace
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2013-01-16
Genre Fiction
Pages 607
ISBN 9789460233951
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De werknemers van een belastingkantoor in Peoria, Illinois, komen in eerste instantie redelijk normaal over op David Wallace. Als tijdelijke kracht maakt hij zijn entree op een moment dat de directie hun ook het laatste greintje menselijke waardigheid dat het werk te bieden heeft wil afnemen. Wanneer hij zich met de moed der wanhoop onderdompelt in de geestdodende routine ontdekt hij met welke uitzonderlijke persoonlijkheden hij op kantoor zit.De bleke koning was nog niet voltooid toen David Foster Wallace overleed. Het is een originele, hilarische en onverschrokken roman, die belangrijke vragen aansnijdt door middel van krachtige personages. De bleke koning dwingt in alle opzichten grote bewondering af.


The Book Infinite Lego
The Author Ryan Blanck
The Publisher
Release Date2015-12-02
Genre
Pages 134
ISBN 1943170126
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 more Wallace-inspired LEGO sculptures, now focusing my attention on his magnum opus, Infinite Jest (Go big or go home, am I right?). As my understanding and enjoyment of Dave's writings continue to evolve, so do my artistic expressions that he inspires. What I love about Dave's writing is that it not only invites serious academic consideration, but that it also invites and inspires creative response. In my case, that has included blog posts, imitative essays, and now LEGO creations. Who knows what will be next... --Ryan M Blanck


The Book Unendlicher Spa
The Author David Foster Wallace
The Publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Release Date2011-12-15
Genre Fiction
Pages 1552
ISBN 9783462305371
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Infinite Jest
The Author Paul Barolsky
The Publisher Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Release Date1978
Genre Humor
Pages 224
ISBN UOM:39015013268779
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Elegant Complexity
The Author Greg Carlisle
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre
Pages 512
ISBN 0976146533
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book Infinite Jest Postmodernism and Irony
The Author Alexander Charles Ruhsenberger
The Publisher
Release Date2016
Genre Irony
Pages 49
ISBN OCLC:968230935
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I examine David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, looking at the ways in which it speaks to our current cultural moment. I posit that Wallace, in the novel, is able to use his story to comment on the ground-clearing nature of irony, technological abstraction, and postpostmodernism, and suggest that the post-postmodern future makes individuals catatonic. I also argue that Wallace predicted many of the ironic features of post-postmodernism because he lived and wrote in a generation that came after postmodernism. Wallace identifies TV as quintessentially post-postmodern, where meaning is neutralized through a Fredric Jameson's idea of pastiche--a kind of irony that only seeks to reference itself. The opening scene of Infinite Jest shows a young man unable to speak to adults, and unable to extoll his virtues. Hal, the main character in the scene, loses his ability to speak. And if readers take Hal’s metaphorical catatonia a step farther, they will see a Hal representative of a millennial generation, also unable to speak. Hal is a post-postmodern child, buried by a culture of irony and Jameson's pastiche and depthlessness, where diatribes on metaphysical aboutness are more important than the meaning of things themselves. Wallace defines this problem, in the novel, as a central obsession and avoidance of the cultural feeling of "anhedonia," the radical abstracting of things that were once full of meaning of affective content. Soren Kierkegaard also defines this problem as "infinite absolute negativity," where individuals can become purely ironic and absent from society, gaining a kind of perverse negative freedom. On the other hand, the novel, I argue, not only posits the tyranny of this newfound perverse freedom in Western culture, but also laments the backlash of overt sincerity that is equally oppressive, represented by the AA parts of the novel. In end, I argue Wallace's novel laments the fact that we are losing something essential human when it comes to making our own choices about what to believe in, in our contemporary age.


The Book A Fellow of Infinite Jest
The Author Thomas Yoseloff
The Publisher
Release Date2013-10
Genre
Pages 244
ISBN 1494055449
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.


The Book The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play
The Author Rainer Holl
The Publisher
Release Date2013-08
Genre
Pages 52
ISBN 3656322694
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Fellows of Infinite Jest
The Author Anu Korhonen
The Publisher
Release Date1999
Genre 1500-luku / ysa
Pages 331
ISBN OCLC:58314659
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Desire Drive and the Modern Subject in David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest
The Author Soong Phoon
The Publisher
Release Date2013
Genre
Pages 116
ISBN OCLC:855806839
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Infnite Jest is both a comic and deeply sad exploration of the multitudinous addictions and excesses that de!ne the modern subject. Set in a dystopian future, the 1079 page-long novel's intertwined, helictical plots revolve around a tennis academy, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility and the farcical machinations of "uébecois terrorists, at the centre of which is the Incandenza family. Infnite Jest humanely engages with the question of what it means to be in the modern world, rather than to simply suffer the world's exigencies. It asks what responsibility we should have for previous generations, and how we might come to terms with the excesses of our own. Finally, it confronts the question of how we should best communicate with each other, and how we should respond if, and when, we discover that a void of exists at the centre of being. Considering the novel in psychoanalytic terms enables us to parse the excesses and addictions the novel portrays and to address the existential questions of being it raises. Psychoanalysis provides a retrospective and retroactive framework within which the excessive character of the drive towards jouissance, and the piece of 'nonbeing' at the subject's core can be understood. The psychoanalytic approach makes a clear intervention in contemporary discourse on the novel, discourse which is primarily concentrated around the text's relation to postmodernity, metafiction and irony. While many critics register, in some way, the ethical concerns of the novel, psychoanalysis accommodates these themes more directly than other approaches because it is, fundamentally, a consideration of the ethical meaning of being and desiring. This thesis explores Infinite Jest in light of Sigmund Freud's, Jacques Lacan's, and Joan Copjec's understanding of subjectivity. It analyses the novel's repetition of the addictive drive towards external objects, the practical mode of being offered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and the problems subjects encounter in trying to understand the human purpose of a void at the heart of existence.


The Book Superleuk maar voortaan zonder mij
The Author David Foster Wallace
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2011-10-07
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages
ISBN 9789460231292
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hilarisch portret van een cruise. Superleuk – maar voortaan zonder mij is het onvervalste verslag van de week die de Amerikaanse auteur David Foster Wallace doorbracht aan boord van het luxe cruiseschip De Zenit in de Cariben. Met een bewonderenswaardig oog voor detail beschrijft hij wat hij heeft meegemaakt, gehoord, gezien, geroken en geproefd. Dit uiterst geestige bericht uit de microkosmos van een drijvend amusementspark groeit door zijn scherpe observatievermogen uit tot een doorlichting van de Amerikaanse samenleving. Foster Wallace betoont in dit hoogstandje van maritieme reisliteratuur zijn bedrevenheid als manisch portrettist van ons dagelijkse bestaan in een kakofonische tijd. David Foster Wallace geldt als een van de belangrijkste auteurs van zijn generatie, wordt vergeleken met Don DeLillo en Thomas Pynchon, en is vanwege zijn engagement en experimenteerdrift een groot voorbeeld geweest voor auteurs als Jonathan Safran Foer en Dave Eggers.


The Book The Novel After Theory
The Author Judith Ryan
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2011-12-13
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 272
ISBN 9780231528160
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Novels began to incorporate literary theory in unexpected ways in the late twentieth century. Through allusion, parody, or implicit critique, theory formed an additional strand in fiction that raised questions about the nature of authorship and the practice of writing. Studying this phenomenon provides fresh insight into the recent development of the novel and the persistence of modern theory beyond the period of its greatest success. In this book, Judith Ryan opens these questions to a range of readers, drawing them into debates over the value of theory. Ryan investigates what prompted fiction writers to incorporate and respond to theory nearly thirty years ago. Designed for readers unfamiliar with the complexities of theory, Ryan's book introduces the discipline's major trends and controversies and notes the salient ideas of a carefully selected set of individual thinkers. Ryan follows novelists' adaptation to and engagement with arguments drawn from theory as they translate abstract ideas into language, structure, and fictional strategy. At the core of her book is a fascinating microstudy of French poststructuralism in its dialogue with narrative fiction. Investigating theories of textuality, psychology, and society in the work of Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, W. G. Sebald, and Umberto Eco, as well as Monika Maron, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, Marilynne Robinson, David Foster Wallace, and Christa Wolf, Ryan identifies subtle negotiations between author and theory and the richness this dynamic adds to texts. Resetting the way we think and learn about literature, her book reads current literary theory while uniquely tracing its shaping of a genre.