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The Resource David Foster Wallace : fiction and form, David Hering

David Foster Wallace : fiction and form, David Hering

Label
David Foster Wallace : fiction and form
Title
David Foster Wallace
Title remainder
fiction and form
Statement of responsibility
David Hering
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In David Foster Wallace : Fiction and Form, David Hering analyses the structures of David Foster Wallace's fiction, from his debut The Broom of the System to his final unfinished novel The Pale King. Incorporating extensive analysis of Wallace's drafts, notes and letters, and taking account of the rapidly expanding field of Wallace scholarship, this book argues that the form of Wallace's fiction is always inextricably bound up within an ongoing conflict between the monologic and the dialogic, one strongly connected with Wallace's sense of his own authorial presence and identity in the work. Hering suggests that this conflict occurs at the level of both subject and composition, analysing the importance of a number of provocative structural and critical contexts -- ghostliness, institutionality, reflection -- to the fiction while describing how this argument is also visible within the development of Wallace's manuscripts, comparing early drafts with published material to offer a career-long framework of the construction of Wallace's fiction. The final chapter offers an unprecedentedly detailed analysis of the troubled, decade-long construction of the work that became The Pale King."--
  • "A fresh reassessment of David Foster Wallace's entire fictional career and writing process"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hering, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
Z695 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Technique
Label
David Foster Wallace : fiction and form, David Hering
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vocality: "A flickering hand, dead and cold": reading Wallace's ghosts -- Spatiality: "In the middle of the middle of nowhere": regionalism and institutions -- Visuality: "Seeing by mirror-light": Wallace on reflection -- Finality: "Not even close to complete": the many forms of The pale king
Control code
926062055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9781628920550
Lccn
2016009041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026434122
System control number
(OCoLC)926062055
Label
David Foster Wallace : fiction and form, David Hering
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vocality: "A flickering hand, dead and cold": reading Wallace's ghosts -- Spatiality: "In the middle of the middle of nowhere": regionalism and institutions -- Visuality: "Seeing by mirror-light": Wallace on reflection -- Finality: "Not even close to complete": the many forms of The pale king
Control code
926062055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9781628920550
Lccn
2016009041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026434122
System control number
(OCoLC)926062055

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