"Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else": Signed Galleys of Infinite Jest

  • Infinite Jest: A Novel

Infinite Jest: A Novel.

Item Number: 3877

Boston: Little Brown, 1996.

The uncorrected proof of the author’s magnum opus. Thick octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by David Foster Wallace who has added a smiley face. In near fine condition.

In 2004, Chad Harbach declared that, in retrospect, Infinite Jest "now looks like the central American novel of the past thirty years, a dense star for lesser work to orbit." In a 2008 retrospective by The New York Times, Infinite Jest was described as "a masterpiece that’s also a monster — nearly 1,100 pages of mind-blowing inventiveness and disarming sweetness. Its size and complexity make it forbidding and esoteric." In 2005, Time Magazine included the novel in its list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.