Infinite Jest

Satire by David Foster Wallace


Infinite Jest è un romanzo di David Foster Wallace. L'opera, che si compone di oltre mille pagine, è principalmente ambientata a Boston, e prende luogo in un futuro imprecisato ma non troppo lontano dal periodo in cui essa fu pubblicata. Il romanzo tocca argomenti diversi, quali il tennis, come metafora dell'agonismo nella società americana e delle "infinite soluzioni in uno spazio finito"; la dipendenza dalle sostanze stupefacenti e i programmi di recupero, vero fulcro su cui ruota la maggior parte delle vicende del libro; gli abusi sui minori; la pubblicità e l'intrattenimento popolare, nelle loro forme parossistiche e alienanti; le teorie cinematografiche e il separatismo quebecchese.

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one of the most rewarding but also most depressing books i've ever read. it's a journey, and honestly i started to get very attached to it within the time i was reading it (~1 month) and am genuinely saddened by my finishing it. if you like philosophical neuroses and hate the state of the world and love depressing irony and maybe have experience with drugs, then i couldn't recommend this enough. i think this novel will be remembered in the same way dickens' novels are remembered: as basically narrative encyclopedias of their respective settings (mid 1800s england and 1990s-2000s america). it is gud.

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I really hated this book. Not a single person that does anything even vaguely worth doing. I suppose it's a sign of good writing to be able to evoke strong visceral feelings, but I just could not go on reading.

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