Описание: This deluxe paperback edition--featuring flaps, new cover art, and a new foreword by Tom Bissell--celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Infinite Jest.
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Автор: Wallace, D. F. Название: The Pale King . - : Penguin Books Ltd, 2012 ISBN: 0141046732 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141046730 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 933 р. Наличие на складе: Заказано в издательстве.
Описание: The Internal Revenue Service Regional Examination Centre in Peoria, Illinois, 1985. Here the workers fight a never-ending war against the urgency of their own boredom. Here then, squeezed between the trivial and the quotidian, lies all human life.
Описание: How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts
and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in
The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting
intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.
Автор: Wallace, David Foster Название: Broom of the System, The ISBN: 0142002429 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780142002421 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, "The Broom of the System" stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore s great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho- babble, Auden, and the King James Bible. Ingenious and entertaining, this debut from one of the most innovative writers of his generation brilliantly explores the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.
Описание: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace's Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, "like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming." Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader's escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an "orgy of spectation"). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace's dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things--everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him--in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him--that grateful, awake feeling--the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace's own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer--of being young generally--trying to knit together your ideas of who you should be and who other people expect you to be, and of being young in March of 1996. And of what it was like to be with and--as he tells it--what it was like to become David Foster Wallace. "If you can think of times in your life that you've treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it's probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we're here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious." --David Foster Wallace
Автор: Foster Sally M. Название: Picts, Gaels and Scots ISBN: 1780271913 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780271910 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2026 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Early historic Scotland was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as Alba, under a stable and successful monarchy. How did this happen, and when? A new and revised edition of a highly regarded book.
Автор: Foster, Jon Название: Revolution ISBN: 1599290030 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781599290034 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2493 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The art of Jon Foster.
Автор: Robert Foster Название: Complete Guide to Middle-earth, The ISBN: 0007169426 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007169429 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 3049 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: An illustrated A-Z guide to the names, places and events in the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien's fantasy works "The Hobbit", "The Lord of thengs" and "The Silmarillion" have delighted millions of readers over the years. Middle-earth, the world in which the stories take place, is as real and complex as our own. Events, geography and names were created with care and loving attention by Tolkien, who wanted every single detail of his books to fit into their total pattern. A belief in perfection, the fun of the sub-creation and the desire to create something totally convincing involved him in map-making, endless charts of dates and events and the development of his many invented languages.
Автор: Foster Mo Название: British Rock Guitar ISBN: 0857160001 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857160003 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4570 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The guitar has become the most emotive musical instrument of the last 50 years of rock and roll. Charting the rise of the musical genre and the electric guitar in Britain, this highly illustrated history includes candid interviews and stories from the most influential musicians in British rock. Written by bassist Mo Foster and drawing on the recollections of greats such as Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, and Brian May, this account demonstrates the phenomenal impact that the guitar has had in the development of British music. Insightful, passionate, and humorous, this account is sure to entice rock and roll fans of all ages.
Автор: Nicholas Martin Название: Florence Foster Jenkins ISBN: 1509824685 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781509824687 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The remarkable story of America`s best-known - and least-talented - soprano, Florence Foster Jenkins, tieing-in with the major feature film starring Meryl Streep
Автор: Foster, Thomas C. Название: How to Read Literature Like a Professor ISBN: 006000942X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060009427 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1182 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A lively and entertaining guide to literature and literary basics – symbols, themes and contexts – that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more enriching, satisfying and fun.
Автор: Alicia Foster Название: Warpaint ISBN: 0241962773 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241962770 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 763 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Buckinghamshire, 1942: in a gothic villa deep in woods near Bletchley Park, artist Vivienne Thayer paints `Black` propaganda to demoralise the enemy. Despite government restrictions, she enjoys her work - and finds time for a lover as well as her indulgent husband - but where do acts of subterfuge end?
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