Infinite jest: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780316306058
9780316162296
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fd1cb1de-ac73-27b1-e576-f5980d7e1b54
Grouping Title infinite jest
Grouping Author wallace david foster
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-20 01:46:46AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 02:42:59AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Wallace, David Foster,
author_display Wallace, David Foster
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Fiction
display_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.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id fd1cb1de-ac73-27b1-e576-f5980d7e1b54
isbn 9780316162296, 9780316306058
item_details ils:1079530|1679434|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction|FIC WALLACE o|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||Checked out||wf||, ils:1079530|1679435|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction|FIC WALLACE i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, overdrive:6581360e-d38c-4028-84fa-c1add4bdd43d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-08-20T08:42:59.004Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC WALLACE i, FIC WALLACE o
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9780316306058
publishDate 2009, 2016
record_details ils:1079530|Book|Books|Back Bay 20th anniversary paperback edition.|English|Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company,|2016.|xv, 1079 pages ; 23 cm, overdrive:6581360e-d38c-4028-84fa-c1add4bdd43d|eBook|eBook||English|Little, Brown and Company|2009|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:1079530 1679434 Checked Out Checked out false false true false false true
ils:1079530 1679435 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:6581360e-d38c-4028-84fa-c1add4bdd43d -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Addicts -- Fiction, Compulsive behavior -- Fiction, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Literary, Humorous stories
title_display Infinite jest : a novel
title_full Infinite Jest, Infinite jest : a novel / David Foster Wallace ; foreword by Tom Bissell
title_short Infinite jest :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Addicts, Classic Literature, Compulsive behavior, Fiction, Literature