Author and Pomona Professor David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is named one of the 100 best novels by Time magazine.
Time magazine has named author and Pomona Professor David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest to its list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923, when the venerable news magazine was born.
The 1,079-page novel, which unfolds at a top tennis academy and a drug rehab center, earns acclaim from Time for its "painfully funny dialogue and Wallace's endlessly rich ruminations and speculations on addiction, entertainment, art, life and, of course, tennis." It was published in 1996.
Wallace joined Pomona's faculty in 2002 as the first Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing, filling a new professorship endowed by a gift from alumnus Roy Disney. His books include Girl With Curious Hair, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion and A Compact History of Infinity. He also is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."
Other novels named to Time's list include To Kill A Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, Beloved, The Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Corrections.