Infinite Jest: A Novel.

"The Truth Will Set You Free. But Not Until It Is Finished With You": First Edition Of The Author’s Magnum Opus; Signed By David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest: A Novel.

WALLACE, David Foster.

Item Number: 43975

Boston: Little Brown, 1996.

First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “David Foster Wallace 2/96.” Fine in a fine first state dust jacket with Vollmann misspelled on the back panel. Jacket design by Steve Snider. The rear flap of the jacket is signed by Steve Snider.

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." Time Magazine included the novel in its list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.

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