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About this product
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication25/09/2014
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic USA
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight475 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byMarshall Boswell
- Table Of ContentsList of Abbreviations Preface: David Foster Wallace and the Long Thing Marshall Boswell, Rhodes College, USA Part I: Wallace as Novelist David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas Adam Kelly, University of York, United Kingdom Wallace and Empathy: A Narrative Approach Toon Staes, University of Antwerp, Belgium Boredom, Irony, and Anxiety: Wallace and the Kierkegaardian View of the Self Allard den Dulk, Amsterdam University College, Netherlands Modelling Community and Narrative in Infinite Jest and The Pale King Andrew Warren, Harvard University, USA Part II: The Novels The Broom of the System (1989) Then Out of the Rubble : David Foster Wallace's Early Fiction Bradley J. Fest, University of Pittsburgh, USA Infinite Jest (1996) Representing Entertainment in Infinite Jest Philip Sayers, University of Toronto, Canada Encyclopedic Novels and the Cruft of Fiction: Infinite Jest's Endnotes David Letzler, CUNY Graduate Center, USA The Pale King (2011) A Paradigm for the Life of Consciousness : The Pale King Stephen Burn, University of Glasgow, Scotland What Am I, a Machine? : Humans and Information in The Pale King Conley Wouters, Brandeis University, USA The Politics of Boredom and the Boredom of Politics in The Pale King Ralph Clare, Boise State University, USA Trickle-Down Citizenship: Taxes and Civic Responsibility in The Pale King Marshall Boswell, Rhodes College, USA Works Cited Notes on Contributors Index
- Author BiographyMarshall Boswell is Professor and Chair of English at Rhodes College, USA. He is the author of John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion and Understanding David Foster Wallace. He is the co-editor, with Stephen Burn, of A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies and served as Guest Editor for a two-part Special Issue of Studies in the Novel devoted to David Foster Wallace's novels. He is also the the author of two works of fiction, Trouble with Girls and the novel Alternative Atlanta.
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