Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest A Novel

Hardback (01 Feb 1996)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." -Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

 

Book information

ISBN: 9780316920049
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 1079
Weight: 1432g
Height: 162mm
Width: 245mm
Spine width: 59mm