Which David Foster Wallace book should I read first?

Which David Foster Wallace book should I read first?

Originally Answered: Which David Foster Wallace novel should I read first? If you’ve never read anything he’s written before, his collection of essays, Consider the Lobster, is a great place to start. Most of the pieces are excellent and highly accessible, and they introduce you to how his mind works.

How many copies did Infinite Jest sell?

A literary fiction bestseller after having sold 44,000 hardcover copies in its first year of publication, the novel has since sold more than a million copies worldwide….Infinite Jest.

Author David Foster Wallace
Media type Print (hardcover · paperback)
Pages 1,079
ISBN 978-0-316-92004-9
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 20

Is David Foster Wallace dead?

Deceased (1962–2008)
David Foster Wallace/Living or Deceased

Was David Foster Wallace a great writer?

Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which Time magazine cited as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. The Los Angeles Times’s David Ulin called Wallace “one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last twenty years”.

What is YDAU in Infinite Jest?

Most of the action in the novel takes place in the Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment, or Y.D.A.U., which is probably AD 2009, taking the Year of the Yushityu… (the lengthily titled 6th Subsidized Year) as 2007.

What is wrong with Hal in Infinite Jest?

Theories vary on what’s happened to Hal, but everyone seems to generally agree that he is feeling the effects of DMZ, the drug that caused a dosed convict to belt out Ethel Merman tunes every time he tried to speak. The best explanation of this theory is the aforementioned Dan Schmidt’s “Notes on Infinite Jest.”

Was David Foster Wallace genius?

It is not an exaggeration to call Wallace a genius. In fact, he won the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008. He burst onto the literary scene in 1987 when his senior thesis at Amherst College, “The Broom of the System,” was published to rave reviews.

Where is David Wallace’s house?

Behind the scenes. In the episode “Branch Closing”, David Wallace’s house is represented by the house 1485 Lomita Dr in Pasadena. The house in “Cocktails” and “Sabre” is the house at 5133 Louise Avenue, Encino.

Who is CT in Infinite Jest?

T – David Foster Wallace Wiki : Infinite Jest.

Why does Joelle wear a veil?

The way I understand U.H.I.D is that by donning the veil, you are expressing a desire to want to hide, while concomitantly displaying a control of this desire because “you’re still a human being, you still want to live, you crave connection and society, you know intellectually that you’re no less worthy of connection …