by David Foster Wallace
The “Infinite Jest” is a best-selling novel that explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives. David Foster Wallace is the author of this classic novel. Wallace was born in Ithaca, in 1962 and raised in Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and English from Amherst College. He also received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona in 1987. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writes Award. The“Infinite Jest” is a postmodern novel with a pre-modern message. This book does contain many post-modern conventions but its ideas about humanity aren’t postmodern.
This book is filled with tons of ideas about addiction, entertainment, family, society, imperialism, and tennis. There is a lot of great insight extensive across the length of the novel. In addition, Infinite Jest explores compulsory questions about what entertainment is, how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people. Furthermore, Infinite Jest is written so beautifully that it engages readers from beginning to end. To sum it up, Infinite Jest is a sunny, smart and spiritual novel for all people.