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Infinite jest : a novel

Auteur: David Foster Wallace
Uitgever: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, ©1996.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Fictie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent.
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Genre/Vorm: Fiction
Humorous stories
Genre: Fictie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0316920045 9780316920049 0316921173 9780316921176 9780349121086 0349121087
OCLC-nummer: 32738491
Beschrijving: 1079 pages ; 25 cm
Inhoud: Introduction by Maria Couroucli 1. Identification and Identity Formation around Shared Shrines in West Bank Palestine and Western Macedonia / Glenn Bowman; 2. The Vakef: Sharing Religious Space in Albania / Gilles de Rapper; 3. Kom iluk and Taking Care of the Neighbour's Shrine in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Bojan Baskar; 4. The Mount of the Cross: Sharing and Contesting Barriers on a Balkan Pilgrimage Site / Galia Valtchinova; 5. Muslim Devotional Practices in Christian Shrines: the Case of Istanbul / Dionigi Albera and Benoit Fliche; 6. Saint George the Anatolian: Master of Frontiers / Maria Couroucli; 7. A Jewish-Muslim Shrine in North Morocco: Echoes of an Ambiguous Past / Henk Driessen; 8. What Do Egypt's Copts and Muslims Share? The Issue of Shrines / Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen; 9. Apparitions of the Virgin in Egypt: Improving Relations between Copts and Muslims? / Sandrine Keriakos; 10. Sharing the Baraka of Saints: Pluridenominational Visits to the Christian Monasteries in Syria / Anna Poujeau Conclusion: Crossing the Frontiers between the Monotheistic Religions, an Anthropological Approach / Dionigi Albera Bibliography; List of Contributors; Index
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"Overall, the chapters take a diversity of approaches, and at the same time portray the diversity and also complexity involved in the sharing of sacred spaces in this region." Journal of the Royal Meer lezen...

 
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I've often heard this book described as "difficult." Nonsense! It's long. It's complex. It's challenging. It covers lots of weighty subject matter. But it's also funny, intriguing, stimulating, and touching.Yes, I really meant "touching." For all the talk about how Wallace plays games with the reader,...
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