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The pale king

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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  • "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."@en
  • ""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. Imagined with the interior force and generosity that were David Foster Wallace's unique gifts, The Pale King grapples directly with ultimate questions - life's meaning, the value of work, the importance of connection - and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time."--Page 4 of cover."
  • ""Al recién llegado David F. Wallace los agentes del Centro Regional de Examen de la Agencia Tributaria de Peoria, Illinois, le parecen de lo más normal. A medida que se adentra en la tediosa y repetitiva rutina de su trabajo, conocerá la magnífica variedad de personalidades que han sentido la llamada de Hacienda. Su llegado coincide, además, con el recrudecimiento de fuerzas conspiratorias que pugnan por despojar el trabajo del rastro de humanidad y dignidad que todavía le queda."-- Back cover."@es
  • "Enkele Amerikaanse belastingambtenaren beleven hun werk als belangrijk maar geestdodend en zoeken naar zingeving."
  • "The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear odrinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that employees recieve boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling."
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "Al recién llegado David F. Wallace los agentes del Centro Regional de Examen de la Agencia Tributaria de Peoria, Illinois, le parecen de lo más normal. A medida que se adentra en la tediosa y repetitiva rutina de su trabajo, conocerá la magnífica variedad de personalidades que han sentido la llamada de hacienda. Su llegada coincide, además, con el recrudecimiento de fuerzas conspiratorias que pugnan por despojar el trabajo del rastro de humanidad y dignidad que todavía queda. David Foster Wallace fue uno de los escritores más importantes de su generación. El rey pálido es su novela póstuma. "Resulta que el éxtasis un placer sentido segundo a segundo y acompañado de gratitud por el don de estar vivo y de ser consciente- se encuentra al otro lado del aburrimiento absolutamente letal. Presta atención a la cosa más tediosa que puedas encontrar (las declaraciones de la renta, el golf retransmitido por televisión) y un aburrimiento como no hayas visto nunca se te echará encima enoleadas y a punto estará de matarte. Si consigues capear esas olas, será como si pasaras del blanco y negro al color. Como encontrar agua después de pasar varios días en el desierto. Un éxtasis constante en todos y cada uno de tus átomos." David Foster Wallace"
  • "In a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death, 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. His arrival coincides with a flaring up of conspiracies that strive to strip the job of the few remaining traces of humanity and dignity that it still has left."@es
  • "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."@en

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Autobiographical fiction"@en
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Autobiographical fiction"@es
  • "Autobiographical fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Downloadable e-book"@en

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  • "The pale king"@en
  • "The pale king"
  • "De bleke koning : een onvoltooide roman"
  • "El rey pálido"@es
  • "The pale king an unfinished Novel"
  • "Le roi pâle : roman"
  • "Der bleiche König"
  • "The pale king : an unfinished novel"
  • "The pale king : an unfinished novel"@en
  • "The Pale King : an unfinished novel"
  • "Der bleiche König ein unvollendeter Roman"
  • "Il re pallido : un romanzo incompiuto"@it
  • "Il re pallido : un romanzo incompiuto"
  • "El Rey pálido"
  • "Der bleiche König : Roman"
  • "Der bleiche König Roman"
  • "The Pale King An Unfinished Novel"
  • "The Pale King"
  • "The Pale King"@en
  • "El rey palido"
  • "The pale king an unfinished novel"
  • "The pale king an unfinished novel"@en
  • "Pale king"@en

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