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The Resource Global Wallace : David Foster Wallace and world literature, Lucas Thompson

Global Wallace : David Foster Wallace and world literature, Lucas Thompson

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Global Wallace : David Foster Wallace and world literature
Title
Global Wallace
Title remainder
David Foster Wallace and world literature
Statement of responsibility
Lucas Thompson
Title variation
David Foster Wallace and world literature
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "David Foster Wallace is invariably seen as an emphatically American figure. Lucas Thompson challenges this consensus, arguing that Wallace's investments in various international literary traditions are central to both his artistic practice and his critique of US culture. Thompson shows how, time and again, Wallace's fiction draws on a diverse range of global texts, appropriating various forms of world literature in the attempt to craft fiction that critiques US culture from oblique and unexpected vantage points. Using a wide range of comparative case studies, and drawing on extensive archival research, Global Wallace reveals David Foster Wallace's substantial debts to such unexpected figures as Jamaica Kincaid, Julio Cortázar, Jean Rhys, Octavio Paz, Leo Tolstoy, Zbigniew Herbert, and Albert Camus, among many others. It also offers a more comprehensive account of the key influences that Wallace scholars have already perceived, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, and Manuel Puig. By reassessing Wallace's body of work in relation to five broadly construed geographic territories -- Latin America, Russia, Eastern Europe, France, and Africa -- the book reveals the mechanisms with which Wallace played particular literary traditions off one another, showing how he appropriated vastly different global texts within his own fiction. By expanding the geographic coordinates of Wallace's work in this way, Global Wallace reconceptualizes contemporary American fiction, as being embedded within a global exchange of texts and ideas"--
  • "Graduate students and scholars studying contemporary American fiction, David Foster Wallace, and world and comparative literature"--
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Thompson, Lucas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
Z88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
David Foster Wallace studies
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • American literature
  • Internationalism in literature
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Rezeption
  • Weltliteratur
Label
Global Wallace : David Foster Wallace and world literature, Lucas Thompson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-263) 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
Wallace and the World -- Wallace and World Literature -- Wallace and Latin America -- Wallace and Russia -- Wallace and Eastern Europe: Kafka and Others -- French Existentialism's Afterlives: Wallace and the Fiction of the US South -- African-American Appropriations: Race, Hip-Hop, and Popular Anthropology -- Conclusion. "It's a Small Continent After All"? Wallace and the World
Control code
966929510
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781501320668
Lccn
2016020576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966929510
Label
Global Wallace : David Foster Wallace and world literature, Lucas Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-263) 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
Wallace and the World -- Wallace and World Literature -- Wallace and Latin America -- Wallace and Russia -- Wallace and Eastern Europe: Kafka and Others -- French Existentialism's Afterlives: Wallace and the Fiction of the US South -- African-American Appropriations: Race, Hip-Hop, and Popular Anthropology -- Conclusion. "It's a Small Continent After All"? Wallace and the World
Control code
966929510
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781501320668
Lccn
2016020576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966929510

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