The Broom of the System

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

The Broom of the System

The Broom of the System

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore’s great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho-babble, Auden, and the King James Bible. Ingenious and entertaining, this debut from one of the most innovative writers of his generation brilliantly explores the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

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The Broom of the System
Language: un
Pages: 480
Authors: David Foster Wallace
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-25 - Publisher: Penguin

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a
The David Foster Wallace Reader
Language: un
Pages: 976
Authors: David Foster Wallace
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The David Foster Wallace Reader is a selection of David Foster Wallace's work, introducing readers to his humour, kindness, sweeping intellect and versatility as a writer. A compilation from the one of the most original writers of our age, featuring: · the very best of his fiction and non-fiction; ·
Infinite Jest
Language: un
Pages: 300
Authors: David Foster Wallace
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so
Understanding David Foster Wallace
Language: un
Pages: 232
Authors: Marshall Boswell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Marshall Boswell examines the four major works of fiction David Foster Wallace has produced thus far: the novels The Broom of the System and Infinite Jest and the story collections Girl with Curious Hair and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.
The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Samuel Cohen, Lee Konstantinou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-15 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

In this elegant volume, literary critics scrutinize the existing Wallace scholarship and at the same time pioneer new ways of understanding Wallace's fiction and journalism. In critical essays exploring a variety of topics—including Wallace's relationship to American literary history, his place in literary journalism, his complicated relationship to his postmodernist

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