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The Cambridge companion to David Foster Wallace / edited by Ralph Clare (Boise State University).

Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
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Subjects:
Wallace, David Foster -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wallace, David Foster.
Postmodernism in literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Best known for his masterpiece 'Infinite Jest', David Foster Wallace re-invented fiction and non-fiction for a generation with his groundbreaking and original work. Wallace's desire to blend formal innovation and self-reflexivity with the communicative and restorative function of literature resulted in works that appeal as much to a reader's intellect as they do emotion. As such, few writers in recent memory have quite matched his work's intense critical and popular impact. The essays in this Companion, written by top Wallace scholars, offer a historical and cultural context for grasping Wallace's significance, provide rigorous individual readings of each of his major works, whether story collections, non-fiction, or novels, and address the key themes and concerns of these works, including aesthetics, politics, religion and spirituality, race, and post-humanism.
Contents:
Slacker redemption: Wallace and generation X / Marshall Boswell
Wallace and American literature / Andrew Hoberek
Wallace's 'bad influence' / Lee Konstantinou
The broom of the system and Girl with curious hair / Matthew Luter
Brief interviews with hideous men / Adam Kelly
Oblivion / David Hering
Wallace's non-fiction / Jeffrey Severs
Infinite jest / Mary Holland
'Palely loitering': on not finishing (in) The pale king / Clare Hayes-Brady
Wallace's aesthetic / Robert L. McLaughlin
Wallace and politics / Andrew Warren
Wallace, spirituality, and religion / Matthew Mullins
Wallace and race / Lucas Thompson
Wallace's geographic metafiction / Jurrit Daalder
David (Foster) Wallace and the (world) system / Joseph Tabbi.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and index.
Contributor:
Clare, Ralph, 1975- editor.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781107195950
1107195950
9781108451772
1108451772
9781108679503 (PDF ebook)
OCLC:
1021058738