"The Truth Will Set You Free. But Not Until It Is Finished With You": First Edition Of The Authors Magnum Opus; Signed By David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest: A Novel.
Wallace, David Foster.
Item Number: 4538
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1996.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Additionally signed by the dust jacket artist Steve Snider on the rear panel. Light spotting to the page edges, near fine in a fine first state dust jacket with Vollmann misspelled on the back panel.
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 thats 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.