In un futuro non troppo remoto e che somiglia in modo preoccupante al nostro presente, la merce, l'intrattenimento e la pubblicità hanno ormai occupato anche gli interstizi della vita quotidiana. Le droghe sono diffuse ovunque, come una panacea alla noia e alla disperazione. Finché sulla scena irrompe un misterioso film, Infinite Jest, cosí appassionante e ipnotico da cancellare in un istante ogni desiderio se non quello di guardarne le immagini all'infinito, fino alla morte. Nella caccia che si scatena attorno a questa che è la droga perfetta finiscono coinvolti i residenti di una casa di recupero per tossicodipendenti e gli studenti di un'Accademia del Tennis; e ancora imbroglioni, travestiti, artisti falliti, giocatori di football professionistico, medici, bibliofili, studiosi di cinema, cospiratori.
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About the Author
David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.
Date of Birth:February 21, 1962
Date of Death:September 12, 2008
Place of Birth:Ithaca, NY
Place of Death:Claremont, CA
Education:B.A. in English & Philosophy, Amherst College, 1985;MFA, University of Arizona, 1987