La broma infinita has ratings and reviews. Fabian said: Anybody who completes Infinite Jest automatically receives a medal. Really. Just r. La broma infinita has ratings and reviews. Kemper said: I should have hated this book. pages of small text with loooooonnnnggggg paragr. La broma infinita by David Foster Wallace, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This is something he saw coming in an eerily similar depiction in the book. For me I think David Foster Wallace has the ability to take something like substance addiction, recovery programs, depression, abuse, death, relationships, popular entertainment and even tennis and look at it in a very careful way. Maybe in a few years.

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It’s impossible to take it all in on the first read. Fellini has gotten a lot of awards and critical acclaim, and it’s not rboma. The other thing that Wallace says I find interesting is that art is about loneliness and conversation between human beings.

I’m just waxing hyperbolic here.

I can’t even right now. I kept expecting the plot to go somewhere, but as we all know, literary fiction eschews plot and spits it out without swallowing.

In the gallery of labyrinthine spaces cantilevered on the trifecta grounding of Enfield, Emmet and the Entertainment, spaces so well delineated in purpose and execution that they stand alone as finished set pieces, tableaux vivant of pitch perfectly orchestrated manic compulsive impulses, I feel a tremor of recognition.


God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately — the object seemed incidental to this will to give oneself away, utterly.

La broma infinita / Infinite Jest

View all 5 comments. On pageWallace uses the phrase “permutations of complications,” and earlier on in describing the simulated nuke war tennis game of Eschaton describes it as ” Now I’ve been sitting here giving two big middle fingers to the copy of Infinite Jest beside me. While I appreciate that devotees of IJ have lugged unabridged dictionaries along with the IJ volume itself, it is not something I could have managed.

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It can push the reader, but my capacity to understand the book puts the lid on it, ties a muzzle to tame it. Y a mi amigo JL: IJ was not an infinite pleasure.

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And I guess Wallace succeeded sort of I kept reading the book. It manifests itself as a kind of lostness. Which is to say that my major issue with Infinite Jest is that it’s a book that didn’t know what it wanted to be when it grew up.

Wallace does a great job balancing the different and occasionally-crossing story lines. A really high cliff. I fosfer where I was when I heard Kurt Cobain had died. But then I’m immediately reminded that the book originally had a subtitle, which was – “A Failed Entertainment”.


Am I repeating myself? I mean after all I liked so much of that book before I got frustrated and annoyed, maybe he could pull it wa,lace. Or was it that I actually prefer tragedy?

I look at prose and say, “Was this passage necessary? Entrevistas breves con hombres repulsivos.

La broma infinita

Why does the ending make me so uncontrollably angry? His writing is exuberant and masterful… I’m ordinarily a pretty fast reader, so I imagined I would be able to knock this out in a week or two. And for the record, I still believe I have the smartest, funniest, best-read, and most-coveted Friends on GR, and I stalk the reviews of a helluva bunch as well. February 10, “The Panic of Influence. Don’t get me wrong, there is much of substance here, especially in the richness of the language and its encyclopedic nature and the mindbogglingly complex narrative, but it is hardly as conceptually empyrean as say gravity’s rainbow.