Tag Archives: Object

The Book of Sand: Agency in the Reader-Book Relationship

The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges is a hypertext that consists of eight pages in random order. The text includes clues that the reader can use to rearrange the pages into a cohesive chronological narrative. If the reader … Continue reading

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Lyle’s Universal Truth: The Power of Objects in Addiction

“Do not underestimate objects! Lyle says he finds it impossible to over-stress this: do not underestimate objects” (394). This excerpt begins a section in which Ortho (“The Darkness”) Stice comes to Lyle for advice because every night, his bed moves to … Continue reading

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When Infinite Jest Is Just TOO Interactive; or, Martin Heidegger’s Vorhandenheit

Last night, when I went to take my tenth anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace’s  (1996) out of my bag, I discovered that time had been moving through it in a disastrous way. I had suspected that my well-read second copy … Continue reading

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