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The Broom of the System - (Penguin Orange Collection) by David Foster Wallace (Paperback)

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  • Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library.
  • About the Author: David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis at Amherst College.
  • 480 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Penguin Orange Collection

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"The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore's great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho-babble, Auden, and the King James Bible"--



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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition

For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today.

The Broom of the System

The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of the most groundbreaking writers of his generation, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly funny and fiercely intelligent exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.



Review Quotes




"Daring, hilarious... a zany picaresque adventure of contemporary America run amok." --The New York Times

"Wonderful... a cathartic experience with lots of laughs and lots of deeper meanings." --The Washington Post Book World




About the Author



David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis at Amherst College. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Oblivion and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award and served on the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. His last novel, The Pale King, was published posthumously in 2011.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)
Weight: .95 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Penguin Orange Collection
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51369768
UPC: 9780143129448
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-6740
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.5 inches length x 5.1 inches width x 7.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.95 pounds
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