The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace Hardback

Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction

by Adam S Miller;


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The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace

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"The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace "is the first book to explore of key religious themes - from boredom to addiction, and distraction - in the work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary novelists.In a series of short, topic-focussed chapters, the book joins a supercut of key scenes from Wallace's novels "Infinite Jest "and" The Pale King "with clear explanations of how they contribute to his overall account of what it means to be a human being in the 21st century. Adam Miller explores how Wallace's work masterfully investigates the nature of first-world boredom and shows, in the process, how easy it is to get addicted to distraction (chemical, electronic, or otherwise). Implicitly critiquing, excising, and repurposing elements of AA's Twelve Step program, Wallace suggests that the practice of prayer (regardless of belief in God), the patient application of attention to things that seem ordinary and boring, and the internalization of cliches may be the antidote to much of what ails us in the 21st century."

The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace by Adam S Miller was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2016. The ISBN for The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace is 9781474236980.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2016)
Weight306g
Number of Pages128
Thickness10 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781474236980
ISBN-101474236987
Product Code4336357
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