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The Resource The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace

The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace

Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel
Title
The pale king
Title remainder
an unfinished novel
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Civil service
  • Office politics
  • Fiction
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316175302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00280861
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
1DF96E5B-75B7-4CF0-B6F0-2E0BC2742901
System control number
  • 2211896
  • (OCoLC)841314153
  • ocn841314153
  • 2211896
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316175302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00280861
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
1DF96E5B-75B7-4CF0-B6F0-2E0BC2742901
System control number
  • 2211896
  • (OCoLC)841314153
  • ocn841314153
  • 2211896

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