Infinite Jest (Paperback)

By David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author


David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, "Everything and More, The Broom of the System", and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award.

Dave Eggers, a former professional stundman, is the editor of McSweeney's and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316066525
ISBN-10: 0316066524
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: November 13th, 2006
Pages: 1079
Language: English