David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

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A&C Black, May 20, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 96 pages
27 Reviews
This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from The Remains of the Day' to White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.
 

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Review: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)

User Review  - Tom Darlington - Goodreads

a bit of a strange choice, in terms of my own reading goes. read infinite jest about 2 years ago. enjoyed it, but fundamentally found it too clever for its own good : an excuse in showing how clever ... Read full review

Review: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)

User Review  - Alex Van Beek - Goodreads

The big problem with this lit crit is that most of it is filler. The first 30 pages of the book barely talk about IJ and the reviews of DFW's later work at the end are great, but again, they have ... Read full review

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Contents

The Novelist
9
The Novel
23
The Novels Reception
66
The Chronology of Infinite Jest
81
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Stephen J. Burn is Associate Professor at Northern Michigan University, USA. He is author of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (Continuum 2003) and co-editor of Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008).

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