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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
In a series of short, topic-focused chapters, this 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 S. 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 clichés may be the antidote to much of what ails us in the 21st century
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YDXCP
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Miller, Adam S
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
Z655 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
908262458
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii; 114 pages
Isbn
9781474236973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908262458
Label
The Gospel according to David Foster Wallace : boredom and addiction in an age of distraction, Adam S. Miller
Publication
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
Control code
908262458
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii; 114 pages
Isbn
9781474236973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908262458

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