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Infinite Jest af David Foster Wallace
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Infinite Jest (original 2014; udgave 2006)

af David Foster Wallace (Forfatter)

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A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent.
Medlem:jitters
Titel:Infinite Jest
Forfattere:David Foster Wallace (Forfatter)
Info:Back Bay Books (2006), Edition: Tenth Anniversary ed., 1079 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:own, not read

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Infinite Jest af David Foster Wallace (2014)

  1. 90
    A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments af David Foster Wallace (pyrocow)
  2. 70
    Gravity's Rainbow af Thomas Pynchon (AndySandwich)
    AndySandwich: Books that cause neuroses.
  3. 81
    Ulysses af James Joyce (browner56)
    browner56: You will either love them both or hate them both, but you will probably need a reader's guide to get through either one--I know I did.
  4. 50
    Skippy Dies af Paul Murray (owenkeegan)
    owenkeegan: Set at an Irish boarding school, this book shares a sense of humor with and has a narrative disjunction similar to Infinite Jest.
  5. 61
    Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself af David Lipsky (blahblah88)
    blahblah88: Get to know DFW.
  6. 30
    A Naked Singularity af Sergio De La Pava (DaveInSeattle)
  7. 42
    Vanity Fair af William Makepeace Thackeray (Anonym bruger)
    Anonym bruger: It's all about what people do for entertainment, status, and sport. Along the way, the entire spectrum of society is satirized.
  8. 21
    Manden uden egenskaber Bind 1 af Robert Musil (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung meint, dass 'Unendlicher Spass' von Foster Wallace für den Beginn des einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts das sei, was Musils 'Mann ohne Eigenschaften' für das vergangene Jahrhundert war.
  9. 10
    The Instructions af Adam Levin (hairball)
    hairball: If you liked Infinite Jest, you will like The Instructions, but even if you didn't like IJ, you should try it.
  10. 10
    Martian Time-Slip af Philip K. Dick (ateolf)
  11. 00
    The Sellout af Paul Beatty (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Books share a hectic, erudite wordplay and sense of the outrageous.
  12. 00
    The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over the World af Tom Feiling (DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: I know that Infinite Jest isn't "about drugs" - to reduce it to that would be insulting - but nevertheless, I read these books around the same time, and found they both have really interesting things to say about drugs and addiction in modern society - so if you liked IJ, Tome Felling's book might be worth a look.… (mere)
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    The Dissertation: A Novel (Norton paperback fiction) af R. M. Koster (absurdeist)
  14. 55
    Skyatlas af David Mitchell (owenkeegan)
    owenkeegan: David Foster Wallace based the structure of Infinite Jest on a fractal. Cloud Atlas similarly transitions from one story to the next as though zooming in on a corner of one world to reveal a whole new universe, related but unique.
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  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
"Infinite Jest" (lo scherzo infinito) non è affatto uno scherzo. Non può (ne deve) essere divorato, ma preso a piccoli morsi, con diverse pause di riflessione per essere apprezzato. Attualmente mi trovo in una di queste pause, ma volevo comunque scrivere qualcosa per fare il punto della situazione.
12,06,2010. The story so far.
Che cosa ho trovato in questo libro? Bella domanda, vi posso dire che cosa non ho trovato, però. Prima di tutto non ho trovato le unità aristoteliche di luogo e di tempo. Questo libro è assolutamente non lineare, quindi toglietevi dalla testa la speranza di avere una storia che si dispiega davanti ai vostri occhi in maniera fluida.. anzi, è difficile persino poter spiegare la trama a qualcun'altro. Questo potrebbe far allontanare molti lettori, ma in realtà non è un difetto, perché raccontare una storia non è la priorità di questo libro. Un romanzo di questa mole e di questa complessità ha un altro scopo, mostrarti la vita per quello che è: un fluire incessante senza un chiaro senso, un dibattersi in mezzo al mare senza sapersi orientare.
Un libro mondo, ma anche un libro labirinto quindi, in cui perdersi non è un accidente, ma la regola... vedremo quant'è profonda la tana del Bianconiglio non appena avrò metabolizzato ciò che ho letto fino ad ora.
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  JoeProtagoras | Jan 28, 2021 |
Formative. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
I really got bogged down in this one, lost momentum, and ended up spreading it out over way too many weeks. I felt good after getting to the end, but if I do someday decide to reread one of Wallace's novels, it will be "The Pale King," not this one. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
The footnotes, beyond having extremely relevant information, whole chapters, and pure hilarity, by flipping back and forth, you mimic a tennis match. Do not skip them! ( )
  064 | Dec 25, 2020 |
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[I]t is, in a word, terrible. Other words I might use include bloated, boring, gratuitous, and – perhaps especially – uncontrolled. I would, in fact, go so far as to say that Infinite Jest is one of the very few novels for which the phrase ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’ has real meaning in at least an ecological sense [...] I resent the five weeks of my life I gave over to it; I resent every endlessly over-elaborated gag in the book.
 
If Mr. Wallace were less talented, you would be inclined to shoot him -- or possibly yourself -- somewhere right around page 480 of ''Infinite Jest.'' In fact, you might anyway. Alternately tedious and effulgent [...] What makes all this almost plausible, and often pleasurable, is Mr. Wallace's talent -- as a stylist, a satirist and a mimic -- as well as his erudition, which ranges from the world of street crime to higher mathematics. While there are many uninteresting pages in this novel, there are not many uninteresting sentences.
 
"Somewhere in the mess, the reader suspects, are the outlines of a splendid novel, but as it stands the book feels like one of those unfinished Michelangelo sculptures: you can see a godly creature trying to fight its way out of the marble, but it's stuck there, half excavated, unable to break completely free."
tilføjet af Widsith | RedigerNew York Times, Machiko Kakutani (Feb 13, 1996)
 

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