Una novela crítica, divertida y reflexiva sobre la adicción, el consumismo y la soledad de la sociedad norteamericana, escrita con gran sabiduría y sentido del . Title: LA BROMA INFINITA. Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE. Binding: Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Nuevo. About this title. Infinite Jest is a novel by American writer David Foster Wallace. The novel is widely noted .. La broma infinita (in Spanish). Éditions de l’Olivier.

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Generally in the institutional milieu of the tennis academy rather than the halfway house, not surprisingly. Infinite Jest and the science of mind”. She called the novel “a vast, encyclopedic compendium of whatever seems to have crossed Wallace’s mind. Paperbackpages. I do think that having the most balanced probably the only balanced person in the book be the ever-chipper mentally retarded cripple Mario amounts to an unforgivable cliche.

Another link is to the Odysseywherein the son Telemachus Hal has to grow apart from his dominating mother Penelope Avril and discover the truth about his absent father Odysseus Pa.

Vi porteranno a capire il Gioco. On the other hand, Jnfinita may never be able to look at a broomstick again without quivering in horror. When I was probably about 16 I had been playing the clarinet for something like seven years and the harp for 11, so I mean I was entrenched in the whole music performance thing my band instructor, Daniel Granholm gave a lecture about how you can tell if you have played a piece of music well.

President Johnny Gentle a “clean freak” who campaigned on the platform of cleaning up the USA while ensuring that no Infijita would be caused any discomfort in the processmuch of what used to be the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada has become a giant hazardous waste dump, an area “given” to Canada and known as the “Great Concavity” by Americans due to the resulting displacement of the border.

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I’ve been steadily chipping away at this behemoth for two months and now it’s over. But reading it requires a very tough discipline and some other infinitaa. Y sus tres hijos: I felt like what I got was at best a Nietzschesque aphorism.

I am, however, very glad I came back to it and do not at all regret the long hours I put into bfoma it. Here, they seemed sent solely to try you.


La broma infinita / Infinite Jest

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After the first couple hundred pages, advid begins to flow and the endnotes aren’t so frustrating, although I could have done without all the scientific names of every drug imaginable. Connor has been trying to convince me this is important to the novel, it is suppose to be like this, it needs to be like this.

The novel touches on many topics, including addiction to drugs, but also to sex and famewithdrawal, recovery, death, family relationships, absent or dead parents, mental health, suicide, sadness, entertainment, film theory, media theory, linguistics, science, Quebec separatism, national identity, and tennis as a metaphysical activity. All of the cast are broken people, damaged by family, substances, and tennis pick two or three.

The writing is infinnita focused and, as the characters become more familiar, the earlier sense that the story was sprawling beyond the author’s control is dispelled.

I am very much au courant with literary theory. Buying format see all. Once I finished, I thought I had a decent idea of what was implied to have happened, only to do a bit of google-sleuthing and then realizing that so much had slipped right past me, despite walalce right in my face all along. View all comments.

I am not at this moment feeling like my opinions on this book are being respected in the same way that I bromz prefer all opinions are respected. It’s not book where you can just sit and read it, it’s book which demands studying and I wasn’t always ready to invest my time, and I’m glad, that I’m done with it. The Chronicle of Higher Education. All Auction Buy it now.

But the book is far more depressing than I fowter anticipated. View all 5 comments.

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Corporations are allowed the opportunity to bid for and purchase naming rights for each calendar year, replacing traditional numerical designations with ostensibly honorary monikers bearing corporate names. I was an avid substance abuser back then. Just keeping at something–this being a very complex and cranial novel–like some beoma to get you absolutely nowhere. Then he goes on about a dream about a wraith. This is a very bizarre novel which defies simple categorization and description.

In the novel’s world, each year is subsidized by a specific corporate sponsor for tax revenue. Listening in the car trapped me with the book and forced me to progress. What other gargantuan book could combine wheelchair assassins, the poetics of tennis, and musings on the salvation found in substance abuse group tritenesses? Si bien creo brpma una segunda lectura es forzosa, no creo volver a abrir el libro hasta dentro de mucho tiempo.


The Year of the Foot, Noted The footnotes quickly became an additional source of annoyance. It’s up to us whether this escape is in small doses or if it suffocates us by becoming the only thing we live for.

And DFW wasn’t Mozart, although at times he wrote quite beautifully, and I suppose one could call some of his works music. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Delivery options see all. University of Iowa Press, Although the narrative is fragmented and spans several “named” years, most of the story takes place during “The Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment ” Y.

For me personally the experience of reading this book had super intense ups and downs.

I found them completely disorienting. Some early reviews, ravid as Michiko Kakutani ‘s in The New York Timeswere mixed, recognizing the inventiveness of the writing but criticizing the length and plot.

Page by page, line by line, it is probably the strangest, most distinctive, and most involved work of fiction by an American in the last twenty years. This is I suppose an experimental novel, in which the author tests how long they can get away with disregarding such niceties as plot and character development in favour of hyper-detailed descriptions of horrifying events and deeply damaged people.

Better yet, with the convenience of the Internet we already do this with streaming services like Netflix. This is a selection of David Foster Wallace’s work. He chose to share his beautiful writing skills in pages of an ugly future. It’s much, much worse.