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The Resource The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction, Adam S. Miller

The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction, Adam S. Miller

Label
The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction
Title
The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace
Title remainder
boredom and addiction in an age of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Adam S. Miller
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace is the first book to explore key religious themes -- from boredom to addiction, and distraction -- in the work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary novelists. In a series of short, topic-focussed chapters, the book joins a selection of key scenes from Wallace's novels Infinite Jest and The Pale King with clear explanations of how they contribute to his overall account of what it means to be a human being in the 21st century. Adam Miller explores how Wallace's work masterfully investigates the nature of first-world boredom and shows, in the process, how easy it is to get addicted to distraction (chemical, electronic, or otherwise). Implicitly critiquing, excising, and repurposing elements of AA's Twelve Step program, Wallace suggests that the practice of prayer (regardless of belief in God), the patient application of attention to things that seem ordinary and boring, and the internalization of clichš may be the antidote to much of what ails us in the 21st century."--Bloomsbury Publishing
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Cataloging source
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Miller, Adam S
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
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  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Religion in literature
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Literary studies: from c 1900
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Religion
  • Religion in literature
Label
The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction, Adam S. Miller
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments. Books -- Heads -- Maps -- Taxes -- Contortions -- Addiction -- Desire -- Despair -- Distraction -- Watching -- Assassins -- Irony -- Masks -- Beauty -- Time -- Deskwork -- Sewage -- Size -- Silence -- Immersion -- Indifference -- Boredom -- Awareness -- Heroes -- Revelations -- Abiding -- Bodies -- Prayer -- Clichés -- Epiphany. Afterword -- Permissions -- Bibliography -- Index
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927168918
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474237000
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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9781474236997
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927168918
Label
The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction, Adam S. Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments. Books -- Heads -- Maps -- Taxes -- Contortions -- Addiction -- Desire -- Despair -- Distraction -- Watching -- Assassins -- Irony -- Masks -- Beauty -- Time -- Deskwork -- Sewage -- Size -- Silence -- Immersion -- Indifference -- Boredom -- Awareness -- Heroes -- Revelations -- Abiding -- Bodies -- Prayer -- Clichés -- Epiphany. Afterword -- Permissions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
927168918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474237000
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781474236997
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927168918

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