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The Resource The pale king, David Foster Wallace

The pale king, David Foster Wallace

Label
The pale king
Title
The pale king
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
Summary
Partially written before his death, author David Foster Wallace presents a fictitious version of himself as the protagonist in his final novel. When Wallace arrives for training at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, everything appears normal. However, as Wallace quickly learns, normal just isn't the case. From the bizarre boredom-survival training to the wild personalities among his co-workers, Wallace is convinced the IRS is determined to dehumanize and humiliate him
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379907
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Boredom
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Happiness
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Occupations
  • Purpose in life
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an unfinished novel
Label
The pale king, David Foster Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn668192483
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
548 p.
Isbn
9780316074230
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010045489
System control number
(OCoLC)668192483
Label
The pale king, David Foster Wallace
Publication
Control code
ocn668192483
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
548 p.
Isbn
9780316074230
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010045489
System control number
(OCoLC)668192483

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