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La broma infinita has ratings and reviews. Fabian said: Anybody who completes Infinite Jest automatically receives a medal. Really. Just r. La broma infinita has ratings and reviews. Kemper said: I should have hated this book. pages of small text with loooooonnnnggggg paragr. La broma infinita by David Foster Wallace, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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There are like a few. Most of the book is about addiction — to drugs, booze, sex, ego, self-loathing.

La broma infinita

War and Peace or even newer buzz-books likethere is some unspoken expectation or pressure to either declare them masterpieces or to register some pretty significant disappointment. He was interviewed in national magazines and went on a city book tour. But then, in as much as every book denotes a contract of sorts between the author and the reader, the summation thereof must surely be: With so many amazing unread books out there being discovered at a pace exceeding my reading rate by about X or so, it infinjta increasingly difficult to choose what’s next.

It’s not the literature of exhaustion, but it is bloody exhausting. There is the same sort of obsessiveness, the same incredible precision and focus, and the same sense that the writer wanted and arguably succeeds at nailing the consciousness of an age.

It would make sense since works like Pedro Paramo seem to be more relatable or deep for the lack of a better word to Mexicans maybe because we find it more familiar with what one grew up with.

I kept expecting the plot to go somewhere, but as we all know, literary fiction eschews plot and spits it out without swallowing. I know very little about Wallace.

At no time while reading Infinite Jest are you are unaware that this is a work of complete obsession, of a stretching of the mind of a young writer to the point of, we assume, near-madness.

I wish you well. View all fosger comments. There’s a problem davix this menu at the moment. The lacking inventiveness of the main plot is not necessarily a big problem given the fact that the novel is about so much more than what it purports to be about. He was genius for making all these connections to things like Deleuze and Guattari, things that a lot of people don’t really read; it made me wonder what other references he made that I’m not familiar with and therefore I missed completely.


I think I’d feel differently if I’d stopped at pagebecause I thought the whole central part was working terrifically. Here, they seemed sent solely to try you. Obviously, DFW couldn’t decide, so he just did all of those things. They boil down to two types: I’m not sorry that I took the time to read this – parts of it were terrific. There, I feel better already.

But there is a definite ‘kitchen-sink’ quality to the book.

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I think one morning it even handed me my glasses. And probably the most hilarious pages of footnotes I have ever read.

After any given Marathe section, I wanted to slink off to my chair of reclining in the room of my reading and bob on a whopper of Hope. So I did what I imagined wallacd intelli. You’ll need to summon the dictionary often. There’s a definite bravery involved in trying to use irony to move past irony towards sentiment.

I finally did it. The structure of the story itself, opening with a stunning conflict that it never circles back on. So let’s not think about that. If you want to read a book that is at times depressing, features tennis, wheelchair bound assassins, drugs and endnotes then pick up this good book and give it a go. There is a sort of arc that describes my reaction to the book – for about the first pages or so, it was touch and go.

I can see it is one of those books that will produce endless conversations as people see things in their own way, it’s probably produced other books discussing it and I’m sure many Eng lit uni students have had to deal w Sooooo this book is considered a classic? If you feel like debating that fact, I urge you to get off the internet and watch the film. What are the fates of Hal and Gately?


You will also need to know the davif because David Foster Wallace likes to jump around a bit, so it helps to keep up. However, in spite of the fact that, yes, Jest does leave a bunch of loose ends and that, yes, I was moved to throw the book against the wall as a way of dealing with the sense of injustice at what I would then have called Foster Wallace’s abdication of his responsibilities to his audience I didn’t throw the book for fear that the impact of the tome would simply have shattered my rare collection of antique porcelain mice I’m just kidding, I’m incredibly poor infunita seriously, the book is fucking enormousthat rage was calmed quickly by some ensuing thoughts: The novel is structured around a Sierpinski Gasketa complex series of triangles mu In his postmodernist primer The Literature of ExhaustionJohn Barth says: It implies that a mcguffin search motivates the narrative, which in fact it does not.

Is it getting any better? Si bien creo que una segunda lectura es forzosa, no creo volver a abrir el libro hasta dentro de mucho tiempo.

Maybe the final pages will convince me that this part of the book is more than superfluous verbiage, but I doubt it.

En ese sentido es impresionante, una tortura que acepto no solo de buen grado, sino incluso con placer algo masoquista. Archived from the original on May 3, About David Foster Wallace.

What I’m saying is that Rashomon, the film, is at least as infinit important as Rashomon, walalce short story. But, to this reader, who’s reading this 17 years after it was written, the IJ future doesn’t seem topical or universal or even remotely realistic.

Gately is the most poignant redemptive character in the book, even though he’s a killer if an accidental one. Wallace has actual sympathy for his characters, but his own dark clouds cast a pretty dark shadow over everything.