Category Archives: Infinite Jest

Now that we’re “done”

Over the course of reading the book I saved some helpful infographics that might help everyone understand exactly what just happened over the course of 1079 pages. Since today’s the day the reading should be finished, I can finally post … Continue reading

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Lee Konstantinou’s “No Bull: David Foster Wallace and Postironic Belief”

This essay comes from The Legacy of David Foster Wallace, edited by Samuel Cohen and Lee Konstantinou. The essay’s broken into three segments, ‘Belief, Irony, Metafiction,’ ‘Beyond the Fourth Wall,’ and ‘Infinite Jest and the Avant-Garde.’ It’s worth pointing out … Continue reading

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Philip Sayer’s “Representing Entertainment(s) in Infinite Jest”

Sayers begins his essay by comparing Roland Barthes’ description of cinema from his essay “Upon Leaving the Movie Theater” to Wallace’s descriptions of The Entertainment. Sayers cites that both texts “[compare] the movie-going experience to hypnosis, and [describe] the spectator … Continue reading

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Infantile Fantasy in Infinite Jest

Mary K. Holland, “‘The Art’s Heart’s Purpose’: Braving the Narcissistic Loop of Infinite Jest” At this point, I think we’re all too familiar with Wallace’s stated hope for literature from his 1993 interview with Larry McCaffery and Wallace’s own essay … Continue reading

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Artist’s Rendition of Mario

Hey guys! While I was snooping around the web preparing my blog post for tomorrow, I stumbled across this artist’s visualization of Mario: What are your thoughts? (P.S. I seem to have stumbled into an incredibly engaging world of fan … Continue reading

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FINISHING INFINITE JEST

So, I am really eager to talk about the end of the novel, and have been planning on talking about the end on Thursday, but if another class or two means more people will be finished and it improves our … Continue reading

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President Gentle and the Trash Solution. This seems eerily familiar…

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