Unendlicher Spa

Unendlicher Spa  Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9783462305371
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 1552
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Der Kultroman als eBook! »Unendlicher Spaß vereint literarische Innovation und Lesbarkeit auf eigene, unerhörte, markerschütternde Weise.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »Unendlicher Spa߫ – so nannte James Incandenza seinen Film, der Menschen, die ihn anschauen, so verhext, dass sie sich nicht mehr von ihm lösen können und dabei verdursten und verhungern. Sein Sohn Hal, ein Tenniswunderkind mit außergewöhnlichen intellektuellen Fähigkeiten, studiert an der Enfield Tennis Academy (ETA), die von seinem Vater gegründet wurde. Hier sowie im nahe gelegenen Ennet-House, einem Entziehungsheim für Drogenabhängige, spielt ein Teil der überbordenden Handlung, die jeden literarischen Kosmos sprengt – in einem leicht in die Zukunft versetzten Amerika, das mit Kanada und Mexiko die »Organisation der nordamerikanischen Nationen« bildet und von radikalen Separatisten in Kanada bekämpft wird. 1996 erschien »Infinite Jest« in den USA und machte David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der Literaturszene. Nicht allein der schiere Umfang, sondern vor allem die sprachliche Kreativität, die ungeheure Themenvielfalt, die treffsichere Gesellschaftskritik, scharfe Analyse sowie der Humor machen den Roman zum Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur. Namhafte Autoren von Dave Eggers bis Jonathan Franzen sehen in diesem Buch ein Vorbild für ihr Schaffen. Ulrich Blumenbach hat sechs Jahre lang an der Übersetzung gearbeitet, und seine kongeniale Übertragung ins Deutsche wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet.



Unendlicher Spa

Unendlicher Spa  Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 3462044885
Release 2009
Pages 1547
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Unendlicher Spa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Unendlicher Spa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Unendlicher Spa book for free.



Unendlicher Spass

Unendlicher Spass Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 3763262849
Release 2009
Pages 1547
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Unendlicher Spass has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Unendlicher Spass also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Unendlicher Spass book for free.



David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Author Stephen J. Burn
ISBN-10 9781441186324
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 144
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Infinite Jest has been hailed as one the great modern American novels and its author, David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, as one of the most influential and innovative authors of the past 20 years. Don DeLillo called Infinite Jest a "three-stage rocket to the future," a work "equal to the huge, babbling spin-out sweep of contemporary life," while Time Magazine included Infinite Jest on its list of 100 Greatest Novels published between 1923-2006. David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide was the first book to be published on the novel and is a key reference for those who wish to explore further. Infinite Jest has become an exemplar for difficulty in contemporary Fiction-its 1,079 pages full of verbal invention, oblique narration, and a scattered, nonlinear, chronology. In this comprehensively revised second edition, Burn maps Wallace's influence on contemporary American fiction, outlines Wallace's poetics, and provides a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas, before surveying Wallace's post-Infinite Jest output, including The Pale King.



The Narrative Game The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play

The Narrative Game  The Reading of David Foster Wallace   s Infinite Jest as Play Author Rainer Holl
ISBN-10 9783954895571
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 47
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In 1996, David Foster Wallace published his second major novel 'Infinite Jest' that changed not only our understanding of what literature can do but, also the way we read literature. Despite its age, the book has not lost a single bit of its fascination, its actuality, and its academic appeal. With its hundreds of characters, thousands of pages, hundreds of endnotes and myriads of different perspectives, sub-plots, and narrative digressions, 'Infinite Jest' was, and still is, an extraordinary challenge for its readers as well as literary critics. One interesting question related to Wallace's work is to what extent readers are able to establish, and defend their own way of approaching literature, their natural reading habits, their personal boundaries, and their ‘readerly authority’ that are challenged by their discourse with the book. The author shows in how far the reader of 'Infinite Jest' has to get involved in this work of play, how it affects the way they read the book, and how the idiosyncratic reading experience finally becomes an integral part of the whole book itself.



The Reading of David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest as Play

The Reading of David Foster Wallace s  Infinite Jest  as Play Author Rainer Holl
ISBN-10 3656322694
Release 2013-08
Pages 52
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, TU Dortmund (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: In 1996, David Foster Wallace published his second major novel 'Infinite Jest' that changed not only our understanding of what literature can do but also the way we read literature. With its hundreds of characters, thousands of pages, hundreds of endnotes and myriads of different perspectives, sub-plots and narrative digressions, Infinite Jest was and still is a extraordinary challenge for its readers. An interesting question related to Wallaces work is to what extent readers are able to establish and defend their own rules and boundaries that are challenged by their discourse with the book. The whole reading process can thus be seen as a work of play that is established between the poles of 'infinity' and 'jest'. This opens up a new narratological dimension which has an immediate impact on the autonomy of the reader. I want to find out in how far the readers of 'Infinite Jest' have to get involved in this work of play, how it affects the way they read the book and how the idiosyncratic reading experience finally becomes an integral part of the whole book itself.



The Iron Bars of Freedom

The Iron Bars of Freedom Author Stefan Hirt
ISBN-10 9783838259543
Release 2008-03-11
Pages 166
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David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" is one of the most ambitious American novels of the last decade. Its huge scope, its immense array of characters, and Wallace's artful mastery of language make it a complex and sometimes difficult text that has frequently been compared with other works of magnitude such as "Ulysses" and "Gravity's Rainbow". This book aims to provide the reader of Wallace's novel with one (of many) possible thread(s) which might lead him through the textual labyrinth of "Infinite Jest". It is concerned with the issues of narcissism, addiction, depression, and despair and interprets the novel within an Existentialist framework drawn from the philosophical works of Jean-Paul Sartre and Søren Kierkegaard. Hirt analyzes Wallace's portrayal of contemporary existence inside a society that, paradoxically, entraps the individual self exactly by exposing it to an unprecedented state of freedom. Furthermore, Hirt discusses the counter-proposals which Wallace weighs against postmodern culture. "Infinite Jest" is thus set in relation to postmodern literature, and the similarities as well as the differences between this literary period and "Infinite Jest" are illuminated.



David Foster Wallace Eine Einf hrung zu Autor und Werk

David Foster Wallace   Eine Einf  hrung zu Autor und Werk Author Stefanie Röder
ISBN-10 9783640278725
Release 2009-03-03
Pages 28
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Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 59 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Bei diesem Text handelt es sich um das erste Kapitel einer mit 1,0 benoteten Diplomarbeit mit dem Titel "David Foster Wallaces 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men' – Eine kritische Analyse der deutschen Übersetzung". Nach einem Abriss der Autorenbiografie erfolgt eine Einordnung Wallaces in den Kontext der amerikanischen Gegenwartslitatur. Seine theoretische Position wird mit Bezug auf den von John Barth geprägten Begriff der ‚Literature of Exhaustion’ und anhand von seines programmatischen Essays "E Unibus Pluram" untersucht. Dabei wird das Augenmerk auch auf die praktische Umsetzung in Wallaces Literatur, vor allem in seinem Hauptwerk "Infinite Jest" gelegt. Ein letztes Kapitel widmet sich der Story-Sammlung "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"; anhand einzelner Storys werden mögliche Interpretationsansätze aufgezeigt.



Der bleiche K nig

Der bleiche K  nig Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9783462307177
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 640
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Der letzte Roman von David Foster Wallace, dem »Besten seiner Generation« In seinem letzten, posthum erschienenen Roman vollbringt David Foster Wallace das Kunststück, auf gar nicht langweilige Weise über den langweiligsten Arbeitsplatz der Welt zu schreiben: die amerikanische Steuerbehörde.Mit der ihm eigenen sprachlichen Brillanz nähert sich David Foster Wallace in diesem nachgelassenen Roman seinem Thema: Was macht strukturelle Langeweile aus einem Menschen? Als Claude Sylvanshine nach Peoria in Illinois an die IRS, die amerikanische Bundessteuerbehörde, versetzt wird, trifft er dort auf Kollegen, die mit der tagtäglichen, unüberwindbaren Monotonie ihrer Arbeit und somit ihres Lebens kämpfen. Welche Lebensgeschichten führten dazu, dass jemand mehr oder weniger freiwillig einen solchen Beruf ergreift?Der Roman erschien in den USA drei Jahre nach Wallace’ Tod und wurde zum gefeierten Bestseller. In ihm zeigt David Foster Wallace noch einmal sein ganzes Können – die unübertroffene Originalität seiner Sujets, die sprachliche Präzision, der sezierende Blick auf die Unzulänglichkeiten menschlicher Gesellschaft und der immer präsente Humor. »Atemberaubend brillant, lustig, unerträglich und elegisch« The New York Times



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.



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.



The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace

The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace Author Adam S. Miller
ISBN-10 9781474236997
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 128
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The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace is the first book to explore key religious themes - from boredom to addiction, and distraction ? in the work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary novelists. In a series of short, topic-focussed chapters, the book joins a selection of key scenes from Wallace's novels Infinite Jest and The Pale King with clear explanations of how they contribute to his overall account of what it means to be a human being in the 21st century. Adam Miller explores how Wallace's work masterfully investigates the nature of first-world boredom and shows, in the process, how easy it is to get addicted to distraction (chemical, electronic, or otherwise). Implicitly critiquing, excising, and repurposing elements of AA's Twelve Step program, Wallace suggests that the practice of prayer (regardless of belief in God), the patient application of attention to things that seem ordinary and boring, and the internalization of clichés may be the antidote to much of what ails us in the 21st century.



Dette er vand

Dette er vand Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9788771295122
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 407
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David Foster Wallace begik selvmord i 2008 i en alder af blot 46 år. Inden da havde han med romanen ’Infinite Jest’ etableret sig som det vigtigste skønlitterære navn i sin generation. Sideløbende med sine romaner og noveller skrev Wallace gennem hele karrieren essays og journalistiske reportager. Disse tekster er helt anderledes tilgængelige end hans litterære eksperimenter, og de er blevet læst bredt og har haft en kolossal indflydelse på forfattergenerationen, der tæller blandt andre Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers og Zadie Smith. Det mest kendte essay, ’Noget muligvis sjovt, jeg sikkert aldrig vil gøre igen’, er en rasende underholdende skildring af Wallaces oplevelser under et luksuskrydstogt i Caribien. Her tegnes et på én gang morsomt og forstemmende portræt af en amerikansk forlystelsesindustri, hvor man ikke bare har mulighed for, men nærmest er tvunget til at have det sjovt. Med i bogen er også en berømt tekst om tennisgeniet Roger Federer, en reportage fra John McCains kampagne for at blive republikanernes præsidentkandidat i 2000, Wallaces indædte opgør med den litterære postmodernisme samt titelessayet, som er en slags kondenseret udtryk for den måske vigtigste essens, man kan uddrage af Wallaces forfatterskab: en opfordring til, at vi sætter os ud over vores solipsistiske og søvngængeragtige standardindstilling, hvor vi er centrum i vores egen lille verden, og i stedet forholder os nysgerrigt, åbent og empatisk til vores omverden og medmennesker.



Up Simba

Up  Simba Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9780446931410
Release 2000-09-15
Pages 80
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In February 2000, "Rolling Stone" magazine sent David Foster Wallace, "NOT A POLITICAL JOURNALIST, " on the road for a week with Senator John McCain's campaign to win the Republican nomination for the Presidency. They wanted to know why McCain appealed so much to so many Americans, and particularly why he appealed to the "Young Voters" of America who generally show nothing but apathy. The "Director's Cut" (three times longer than the RS article) is an incisive, funny, thoughtful piece about life on "Bullshit One" -- the nickname for the press bus that followed McCain's Straight Talk Express. This piece becomes ever more relevant, as we discuss what we know, don't know, and don't want to know about the way our political campaigns work.



Das hier ist Wasser

Das hier ist Wasser Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9783462305197
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 20
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Noch vor der Buchausgabe (im Frühjahr 2012) erscheint der Essay „Das hier ist Wasser“ als eBook: David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und ist Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen. David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und erwachsen zu sein: eine Anstiftung zum Denken und kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte.



A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again Essays and Arguments

A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again  Essays and Arguments Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 0316090522
Release 2009-11-23
Pages 368
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In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.



Unendlicher Spa

Unendlicher Spa  Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 349924957X
Release 2011
Pages 1547
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Unendlicher Spa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Unendlicher Spa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Unendlicher Spa book for free.