Infinite Jest: A Novel — 20th Anniversary Edition

By | October 15, 2019
Infinite Jest: A Novel -- 20th Anniversary Edition Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 0316306053
ISBN-13 9780316306058
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 1104
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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This deluxe paperback edition featuring flaps new cover art and a new foreword by Tom Bissell celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Infinite Jest 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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