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Infinite jest : a novel

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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/Form: Humorous stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0316920045 9780316920049 0316921173 9780316921176
OCLC Number: 32738491
Description: 1079 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.
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"Promises to ignite new discussions and understandings of Islam in relation to the other great religious traditions of the West.... Allows the opening of larger questions and the beginning of a quest Read more...

 
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Best Book of the Last 10 Years!

by srharris19 (WorldCat user published 2007-05-06) Excellent Permalink
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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