A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies Author M. Boswell
ISBN-10 9781137078346
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 250
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Criticism of the work of David Foster Wallace has tended to be atomistic, focusing on a single aspect of individual works. A Companion to the Work of David Foster Wa ll ace is designed as a professional study of all of Wallace's creative work. This volume includes both thematic essays and focused examinations of each of his major works of fiction.



David Foster Wallace and The Long Thing

David Foster Wallace and  The Long Thing Author Marshall Boswell
ISBN-10 9781628928006
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 256
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Of the twelve books David Foster Wallace published both during his lifetime and posthumously, only three were novels. Nevertheless, Wallace always thought of himself primarily as a novelist. From his college years at Amherst, when he wrote his first novel as part of a creative honors thesis, to his final days, Wallace was buried in a novel project, which he often referred to as "the Long Thing." Meanwhile, the short stories and journalistic assignments he worked on during those years he characterized as "playing hooky from a certain Larger Thing." Wallace was also a specific kind of novelist, devoted to producing a specific kind of novel, namely the omnivorous, culture-consuming "encyclopedic" novel, as described in 1976 by Edward Mendelson in a ground-breaking essay on Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" is a state-of-the art guide through Wallace's three major works, including the generation-defining Infinite Jest. These essays provide fresh new readings of each of Wallace's novels as well as thematic essays that trace out patterns and connections across the three works. Most importantly, the collection includes six chapters on Wallace's unfinished novel, The Pale King, which will prove to be foundational for future scholars of this important text.



How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong Author Jordan Ellenberg
ISBN-10 9780698163843
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 480
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.



Postmodern Studies

Postmodern Studies Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133266622
Release 2008
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Succeeding Postmodernism

Succeeding Postmodernism Author Mary K. Holland
ISBN-10 1628925345
Release 2014-10-23
Pages 232
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While critics collect around the question of what comes "after postmodernism," this book asks something different about recent American fiction: what if we are seeing not the end of postmodernism but its belated success? Succeeding Postmodernism examines how novels by DeLillo, Wallace, Danielewski, Foer and others conceptualize threats to individuals and communities posed by a poststructural culture of mediation and simulation, and possible ways of resisting the disaffected solipsism bred by that culture. Ultimately it finds that twenty-first century American fiction sets aside the postmodern problem of how language does or does not mean in order to raise the reassuringly retro question of what it can and does mean: it finds that novels today offer language as solution to the problem of language. Thus it suggests a new way of reading "antihumanist" late postmodern fiction, and a framework for understanding postmodern and twenty-first century fiction as participating in a long and newly enlivened tradition of humanism and realism in literature.



Who Owns the Future

Who Owns the Future Author Jaron Lanier
ISBN-10 9781451654974
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 411
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Evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy.



Kucaklasmanin Kitabi

Kucaklasmanin Kitabi Author Eduardo Galeano
ISBN-10 9755104224
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 272
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Hayat D zeyleri

Hayat D  zeyleri Author Julian Barnes
ISBN-10 9755397728
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 96
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The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story M Z

The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story  M Z Author Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN-10 081606895X
Release 2010
Pages 842
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Eve Y zerken

Eve Y  zerken Author Deborah Levy
ISBN-10 6051419055
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 170
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Deniz

Deniz Author John Banville
ISBN-10 9750706250
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 176
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Ateistler icin Din

Ateistler icin Din Author Alain De Botton
ISBN-10 9755705309
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 336
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The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story M Z

The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story  M Z Author Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN-10 081606895X
Release 2010
Pages 842
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081504329
Release 2005
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Pynchon and Philosophy

Pynchon and Philosophy Author Martin Paul Eve
ISBN-10 9781137405500
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 229
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Pynchon and Philosophy radically reworks our readings of Thomas Pynchon alongside the theoretical perspectives of Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. Rigorous yet readable, Pynchon and Philosophy seeks to recover philosophical readings of Pynchon that work harmoniously, rather than antagonistically, resulting in a wholly fresh approach.



Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno Author Herman Melville
ISBN-10 6054708546
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 134
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American Reference Books Annual 2000

American Reference Books Annual 2000 Author Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN-10 1563088371
Release 2000
Pages 804
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Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.