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The Resource The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace, (electronic resource)

The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace, (electronic resource)

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The pale king : an unfinished novel
Title
The pale king
Title remainder
an unfinished novel
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
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Language
eng
Summary
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time
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Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
Literary form
fiction
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  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Fiction
  • Literary
  • Civil service
  • Office politics
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780316175302
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(electronic bk.)
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  • (OCoLC)ocn841314153
  • (OCoLC)841314153
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316175302
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
beumz9
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841314153
  • (OCoLC)841314153
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