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The Resource David Foster Wallace and "The long thing" : new essays on the novels, edited by Marshall Boswell

David Foster Wallace and "The long thing" : new essays on the novels, edited by Marshall Boswell

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David Foster Wallace and "The long thing" : new essays on the novels
Title
David Foster Wallace and "The long thing"
Title remainder
new essays on the novels
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marshall Boswell
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, that will prove to be foundational for future scholars of this important text"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
Z662 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Boswell, Marshall
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  • Wallace, David Foster
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Label
David Foster Wallace and "The long thing" : new essays on the novels, edited by Marshall Boswell
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/635/9781628920635/image/lgcover.9781628920635.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" Marshall Boswell Part 1: Early. 2. Development Through Dialogue: David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas Adam Kelly. 3. "The Out of the Rubble": The Apocalypse in David Foster Wallace's Early Fiction Bradley J. Fest Part 2: Middle. 4. Encyclopedic Novels and the Cruft of Fiction: Infinite Jest's Endnotes David Letzler. 5. Beyond Endless "Aesthetic" Irony: Infinite Jest and Kierkegaard's Critique of Irony Allard den Dulk. 6. Representing Entertainment(s) in Infinite Jest Philip Sayers Part 3: Late. 7. "A Paradigm for the Life of Consciousness": Closing Time in The Pale King Stephen J. Burn. 8. "Narrative Modeling and Community Organizing in The Pale King and Infinite Jest Andrew Warren. 9. Rewriting the Author: A Narrative Approach to Empathy in Infinite Jest and The Pale King Toon Staes. 10. The Politics of Boredom and the Boredom of Politics in The Pale King Ralph Clare. 11. "What Am I, a Machine?": Humans, Information, and Matters of Record in The Pale King Conley Wouters. 12. Trickle-Down Citizenship: Taxes and Civic Responsibility in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King Marshall Boswell
Control code
1561553
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781628924534
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014006807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561553
  • (Sirsi) 1561553
  • (OCoLC)877077424
Label
David Foster Wallace and "The long thing" : new essays on the novels, edited by Marshall Boswell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/635/9781628920635/image/lgcover.9781628920635.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" Marshall Boswell Part 1: Early. 2. Development Through Dialogue: David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas Adam Kelly. 3. "The Out of the Rubble": The Apocalypse in David Foster Wallace's Early Fiction Bradley J. Fest Part 2: Middle. 4. Encyclopedic Novels and the Cruft of Fiction: Infinite Jest's Endnotes David Letzler. 5. Beyond Endless "Aesthetic" Irony: Infinite Jest and Kierkegaard's Critique of Irony Allard den Dulk. 6. Representing Entertainment(s) in Infinite Jest Philip Sayers Part 3: Late. 7. "A Paradigm for the Life of Consciousness": Closing Time in The Pale King Stephen J. Burn. 8. "Narrative Modeling and Community Organizing in The Pale King and Infinite Jest Andrew Warren. 9. Rewriting the Author: A Narrative Approach to Empathy in Infinite Jest and The Pale King Toon Staes. 10. The Politics of Boredom and the Boredom of Politics in The Pale King Ralph Clare. 11. "What Am I, a Machine?": Humans, Information, and Matters of Record in The Pale King Conley Wouters. 12. Trickle-Down Citizenship: Taxes and Civic Responsibility in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King Marshall Boswell
Control code
1561553
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781628924534
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014006807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561553
  • (Sirsi) 1561553
  • (OCoLC)877077424

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