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American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century

A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies

Editors: Boswell, M., Burn, S. (Eds.)

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Criticism of the work of David Foster Wallace has tended to be atomistic, focusing on a single aspect of individual works. A Companion to the Work of David Foster Wa ll ace is designed as a professional study of all of Wallace's creative work. This volume includes both thematic essays and focused examinations of each of his major works of fiction.

About the authors

Kasia Boddy, Cambridge University, UK David H. Evans, Dalhousie University, USA Claire Hayes Brady, Trinity College Dublin, UK Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz, USA Brian McHale, Ohio State University, USA Roberto Natalini, Università di Roma, Italy Patrick O'Donnell, Michigan State University, USA Paul Quinn, freelance writer

Reviews

"A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies' academic rigour is a welcome contribution to the study of this most influential of contemporary U.S. writers." - 49th Parallel

"A major collection on the work of David Foster Wallace, with essential contributions on his place in American literary history. Boswell and Burn present a stellar line-up of Wallace specialists, some of whom finally tackle issues such as gender and the importance of the Midwest." - Luc Herman, Professor of Literature, University of Antwerp, Belgium

"Incisive and wide-ranging, this volume assembles some of the best critics at work today for a fascinating analysis of David Foster Wallace's writing. Alternating between fresh readings of individual texts and provocative meditations on the subjects that so occupied Wallace himself, these essays testify to Wallace's brilliance and profound influence on contemporary literature. Burn and Boswell have assembled a collection essential for anyone - from the beginning student to the serious scholar - who wants to understand more about Wallace's remarkable literary achievement." - Timothy Melley, Professor of English and Director of the Miami University Humanities Center, USA and author of The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Almost a Novel:

    O’Donnell, Patrick

    Pages 1-22

  • A Fiction of Response:

    Boddy, Kasia

    Pages 23-41

  • David Foster Wallace and the Mathematics of Infinity

    Natalini, Roberto

    Pages 43-57

  • “Webs of Nerves Pulsing and Firing”:

    Burn, Stephen J.

    Pages 59-85

  • “Location’s Location”: Placing David Foster Wallace

    Quinn, Paul

    Pages 87-106

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-07834-6
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies
Editors
  • M. Boswell
  • S. Burn
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07834-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137078346
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33811-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34112-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 250
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