HemGrupperDiskuteraUtforskaTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Laddar...

Infinite Jest (2014)

av David Foster Wallace

Andra författare: Se under Andra författare.

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygDiskussioner / Omnämnanden
11,573224440 (4.25)9 / 983
A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent.
  1. 90
    A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments av David Foster Wallace (pyrocow)
  2. 80
    Gravitationens regnbåge av Thomas Pynchon (AndySandwich)
    AndySandwich: Books that cause neuroses.
  3. 81
    Ulysses av James Joyce (browner56)
    browner56: You will either love them both or hate them both, but you will probably need a reader's guide to get through either one--I know I did.
  4. 50
    Skippy Dies av Paul Murray (owenkeegan)
    owenkeegan: Set at an Irish boarding school, this book shares a sense of humor with and has a narrative disjunction similar to Infinite Jest.
  5. 61
    Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself av David Lipsky (blahblah88)
    blahblah88: Get to know DFW.
  6. 30
    A Naked Singularity av Sergio De La Pava (DaveInSeattle)
  7. 42
    Fåfängans marknad : en roman utan någon hjälte av William Makepeace Thackeray (Anonym användare)
    Anonym användare: It's all about what people do for entertainment, status, and sport. Along the way, the entire spectrum of society is satirized.
  8. 21
    The Man Without Qualities: A Sort of Introduction; Pseudo Reality Prevails {Vol. 1 of 2} av Robert Musil (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung meint, dass 'Unendlicher Spass' von Foster Wallace für den Beginn des einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts das sei, was Musils 'Mann ohne Eigenschaften' für das vergangene Jahrhundert war.
  9. 10
    The Instructions av Adam Levin (hairball)
    hairball: If you liked Infinite Jest, you will like The Instructions, but even if you didn't like IJ, you should try it.
  10. 65
    Cloud Atlas av David Mitchell (owenkeegan)
    owenkeegan: David Foster Wallace based the structure of Infinite Jest on a fractal. Cloud Atlas similarly transitions from one story to the next as though zooming in on a corner of one world to reveal a whole new universe, related but unique.
  11. 10
    Tidsskredet av Philip K. Dick (ateolf)
  12. 00
    The Sellout av Paul Beatty (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Books share a hectic, erudite wordplay and sense of the outrageous.
  13. 00
    The Dissertation: A Novel (Norton paperback fiction) av R. M. Koster (absurdeist)
  14. 00
    Kokain : drogen som erövrade världen av Tom Feiling (DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: I know that Infinite Jest isn't "about drugs" - to reduce it to that would be insulting - but nevertheless, I read these books around the same time, and found they both have really interesting things to say about drugs and addiction in modern society - so if you liked IJ, Tome Felling's book might be worth a look.… (mer)
1990s (6)
To Read (145)
Cooper (18)
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

engelska (219)  italienska (2)  spanska (1)  franska (1)  tyska (1)  Alla språk (224)
Visa 1-5 av 224 (nästa | visa alla)
Aarrrgghhh!!!! what a frustrating ending... but given the nature of the story artistically justifiable i suppose :| . This whole book is like a love letter to 70's writing, its science-fiction elements, social elements and some of the styles it uses all screamed 70's to me but better written than most 70's stuff.
Its mostly about drugs, or the thing drugs are used to fill in for. Until close to the end there wasn't really any point, or goal in sight. Its a bit like [b:The Sound and the Fury|10975|The Sound and the Fury|William Faulkner|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1433089995s/10975.jpg|1168289] or [b:One Hundred Years of Solitude|320|One Hundred Years of Solitude|Gabriel García Márquez|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327881361s/320.jpg|3295655], in that its mostly about a certain family, with references to a few different generations, this has a lot more side-characters though.

Its told in a non-linear fashion and the first 20% is the most confusing, but also the most innovative, it feels like there are a lot more scene changes and different 70's styles in use here than later. From 20-50% percent was the low point for me (still 4 stars though). It seems to get a bit flatter, after the 20% you have a pretty good grasp on who's who and whats happening, the new car smell has worn off. However by the 50% i was fully invested in the characters and their world which upped the enjoyment again.

Its also sarcastically edited.. if thats a thing, which i guess includes the abrupt ending but also covers the use of endnotes and non-linear style. While some of the endnotes are pithy others run for 20 pages, and some of those endnotes have their own endnotes :#, which certainly felt sarcastic to me ;) . Also some of the scene changes are so artificial you can practically envision the editor cutting and pasting a massive piece of text into the middle of another scene with a slight evil grin on his face.

But the writing is easily worth the price of admission, Wallace's ability to construct memorable scenes is... well its endlessly entertaining ;) . This isn't 'funny' by the way, i mean in places it is, but overall its about as funny as a Terry Gilliam film... "Brazil" in particular springs to mind.
Its also really dark, there are so many bad drug trips in this it resembles 'Requiem for a Dream' in places, only slightly mitigated by the sarcastic tone which hovers around the novel.

Overall i enjoyed almost every page (except the last where that joy turned momentarily to rage :P ) which considering the length feels like an extra special achievement. ( )
  wreade1872 | Nov 28, 2021 |
My video review can be found here: https://youtu.be/ksURlKPdJUU ( )
  tarantula7 | Nov 2, 2021 |
To be honest, the sheer size of this book was daunting even before I cracked it open. Add to its heft four complicated subplots, over 380 footnotes, corporate sponsorships, and a futuristic timeline and I waved the white flag. I didn't feel bad about my decision after I came across a YouTube video of Bill Gates explaining why he couldn't be bothered either. the one element of Infinite Jest I thought I was missing out on was all of the references to Shakespeare's Hamlet. I think I would have enjoyed teasing out those details.
Plot One concerns a group of radicals from Quebec who plan a violent geopolitical coup.
Plot Two centers on a group of students in Boston all suffering or coping with substance addiction.
Plot three takes place at a tennis Academy in Connecticut.
Fourth plot is the history of the Incandenza family. All plots are connected by the movie "Infinite Jest" by James Incandenza, but are not in chronological order. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Jul 25, 2021 |
"Alas, poor Pemulis. I knew him Mario. He was a lad of infinite jest and most excellent substances."

"Hey Hal? Why did our father kill himself?"

'Hmm."

"Oh what fools these mortals be?"

"That's right buddy. Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows."

"Was he sad Hal?"

"He was trying to get my attention Mario"

"Hey Hal? I had a dream that you wanted to kill yourself, too."

"We are such stuff."

"Hey Hal? You know what mom said?"

"Time to get some sleep, buddy."

"She said 'and all our yesterdays have lighted fools
the way to dusty death'."

"I know buddy, I know."

"Hey Hal?"

"The rest is silence Mario. The rest is silence."


( )
  mortalfool | Jul 10, 2021 |
The best way to describe the book is a dense post-modern surrealist novel that is often not surrealist at all. It focuses on strong themes of depression, drug addiction and recovery, fall and redemption, tennis, Quebecqois separatism, terrorism, adolescence, suicide, LARPing, film theory, philosophy, and other fun topics all set to a tone that is best envisioned, bizarrely enough, fully animated. The world is science fiction the same way Vonnegut’s worlds are science fiction: it is a vague near future where even the years have a corporate sponsor, everyone is wired into their ‘entertainments’ and New England has been turned into an enormous toxic waste dump for electoral reasons. The future is full of American’s inalienable rights to consume and consume until they cannot consume any more, pleasure and fulfillment, and the Infinite Jest being the ultimate pleasure, a movie so pleasurable after watching it once, a victim will kill to watch it again and again and again. Now if only someone could weaponize infinite pleasure in the form of a DVD…

The story follows two separate storylines — one at an Elite Tennis Academy high school and one at a drug and alcohol addiction recovery halfway house down the hill. The cast of characters feels vast at first and impossible to track with their special ticks and personalities but this turns out to not be an insurmountable task. Both the Ennet Recovery House and the Enfield Tennis Academy are populated with dozens of characters, each with their own special personalities that manage to come through on the page. Some characters show up and hang around for a scene and wander out again. Some are given full and rich backgrounds until they, too, drift away. But through it the two main threads of story never quite touch except in one paragraph possibly in a flash-forward early in the book — although several characters from the two threads often cross.

Like Catch-22, Infinite Jest is not in chronological order. The story jumps around showing a future scene and then flashes back to show the full runup to that scene. (Arguably, the entire book is a run-up to the first, opening scene.) Sometimes a chunk of essential narrative is told in a long footnote. This is where the ‘challenge’ comes in — sometimes it is difficult to tell where in the cut-up machine of Infinite Jest a certain scene fits. The narrative jumps around point of view from character to character. One long stretch is told entirely in script-form with puppets. Another is the story of a particularly strange LARP played with tennis rackets and giant maps. The book is not difficult to read, not in the way a dense text from Victorian England can be difficult to physically read. The text itself is quite easy and quick to read. The book itself is structurally challenging. This is not a band thing.

Infinite Jest is highly referential in places — Dostoevsky, Melville, Shakespeare, Joyce. The Enfield Tennis Acadamy is full of Hamlet references in the last half of the book. Even the Ghost of the Father! The skull! Gravediggers! The Queen and Polonius! The final scene as Hamlet goes off and Horatio is left behind. Read or refresh Hamlet before picking up Infinite Jest. Most of the play is embedded in the book.

My favorite part of the book was the last 150 or so pages of Don Gately, the main character of the Recovery House arc, laid in a hospital bed hallucinating his life and the Ghost and the truths to complete his Redemption cycle. It is probably DFW’s very best writing and it is deeply compelling writing.

I want to recommend this book. Obviously I enjoyed it. I read the whole book and the required footnotes. The formal requirement is you must like strange, unconventional, and weird literary books that do not conform to the basic novel form. I would say — start with the essay above, and then the other essays, and then the short stories, and kind of eeeease into it. It’s a very cool book but it is extremely mind-bendy and challenging. ( )
  multiplexer | Jun 20, 2021 |
Visa 1-5 av 224 (nästa | visa alla)
[I]t is, in a word, terrible. Other words I might use include bloated, boring, gratuitous, and – perhaps especially – uncontrolled. I would, in fact, go so far as to say that Infinite Jest is one of the very few novels for which the phrase ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’ has real meaning in at least an ecological sense [...] I resent the five weeks of my life I gave over to it; I resent every endlessly over-elaborated gag in the book.
 
If Mr. Wallace were less talented, you would be inclined to shoot him -- or possibly yourself -- somewhere right around page 480 of ''Infinite Jest.'' In fact, you might anyway. Alternately tedious and effulgent [...] What makes all this almost plausible, and often pleasurable, is Mr. Wallace's talent -- as a stylist, a satirist and a mimic -- as well as his erudition, which ranges from the world of street crime to higher mathematics. While there are many uninteresting pages in this novel, there are not many uninteresting sentences.
 
"Somewhere in the mess, the reader suspects, are the outlines of a splendid novel, but as it stands the book feels like one of those unfinished Michelangelo sculptures: you can see a godly creature trying to fight its way out of the marble, but it's stuck there, half excavated, unable to break completely free."
 

» Lägg till fler författare (8 möjliga)

Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
Wallace, David Fosterprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Blumenbach, UlrichÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Covián, MarceloÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Eggers, DaveFörordmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Giua, GraziaBidragsgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Nesi, EdoardoÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Pratt, SeanBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Valkonen, TeroÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Villoresi, AnnalisaBidragsgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
For F.P. Foster: R.I.P.
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies.
Citat
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
"...'Acceptance' is usually more a matter of fatigue than anything else."

"Molly Notkin often confides on the phone to Joelle van Dyne about the one tormented love of Notkin's life thus far, an erotically circumscribed G.W. Pabst scholar at New York University tortured by the neurotic conviction that there are only a finite number of erections possible in the world at any one time and that his tumescence means e.g. the detumescence of some perhaps more deserving or tortured Third World sorghum farmer or something, so that whenever he tumefies he 'll suffer the same order of guilt that your less eccentrically tortured Ph.D.-type person will suffer at the idea of, say, wearing baby seal-fur."
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På omslaget citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS
Kanonisk LCC

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Efterlämnat bibliotek: David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace har ett Efterlämnat bibliotek. Efterlämnade bibliotek är berömda läsares personliga bibliotek, inlagda av medlemmar i LibraryThing-gruppen Legacy Libraries.

Läs en presentation av David Foster Wallace.

Läs författarsidan för David Foster Wallace .

Populära omslag

Snabblänkar

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (4.25)
0.5 14
1 54
1.5 7
2 86
2.5 16
3 153
3.5 57
4 373
4.5 81
5 1032

Hachette Book Group

2 utgåvor av den här boken publicerades av Hachette Book Group.

Utgåvor: 0316066524, 0316920045

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 164,624,126 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig