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An edition of Infinite jest (1996)

Infinite Jest

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Language
English
Pages
1104

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Set in an addicts' hallway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the moste endearing screwed-up families in contemporary fiction. Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our livs, about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people, and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.

Equal parts philisophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
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Cover of: Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
2006-11, Back Bay Books (Little Brown and Company)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Infinite jest
Infinite jest: a novel
2006, Back Bay Books
in English - Back Bay 10th anniversary pbk. ed
Cover of: Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
June 5, 1997, Abacus
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Infinite jest
Infinite jest: a novel
1996, Little, Brown and Company
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Infinite jest : a novel
Infinite jest : a novel
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New York, USA

First Sentence

"I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies."

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2006

Contributors

Foreword
Dave Eggers

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xv, 1079p.
Number of pages
1104
Dimensions
8.9 x 5.9 x 1.8 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9674499M
ISBN 10
0316066524
ISBN 13
9780316066525
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0316066524
Google
yP5FPgAACAAJ
Library Thing
903
Goodreads
41661161

Work Description

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

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I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies.
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