Tag: david foster wallace

  • Adam Kirsch on Reading David Foster Wallace

    I’m still chugging along through Infinite Jest. Adam Kirsch has written one monster review¬† in The New Republic of The Pale King, Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, both by David Foster Wallace, and Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, by David Lipsky.…

  • Infinite Jest IV

    I realized that I was going to have to sacrifice my goal of blogging about each section as I read it to the larger goal of finishing the book this summer. I’m hoping to still check in with a post every week or so. This post covers through roughly page 86. In this section of…

  • Infinite Jest: YDAU I

    Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment I Thinking back, he was sure he’d said whatever, which in retrospect worried him because it might have sounded as if he didn’t care at all, not at all, so little that it wouldn’t matter if she forgot to get it or call, and once he’d made the decision…

  • Infinite Jest: Part One

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLPStHVi0SI] Year of Glad The familiar panic at being misperceived is rising, and my chest bumps and thuds. I am not what you see and hear. There’s an amazing moment in the 1997 Charlie Rose interview that I’ve embedded above (transcript). Rose and David Foster Wallace have been chatting about academia and balancing writing with…

  • Infinite Jest 2011: Prologue

    Infinite Jest is the first book that I’ve encountered that has its own reading conventions. In the same vein as someone introducing their friend to bringing props to a midnight screening of Rocky Horror, David Foster Wallace’s fans will tell you that if you plan on reading the book in print form, you’ll need two…

  • Infinite Film Fest

    For today in hyper-specific blogs, Poor Yorick Entertainment, a Tumblr dedicated to graphics inspired by the corporate apocalypse in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, as well as film posters for the imagined filmography of James Incandenza.

  • Infinite Summer

    It looks like one of my summer projects will be trying to complete last summer’s failed read-through of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. The book represents one of my most personally embarrassing acts of hubris. I had heard that there were bloggers a few summers ago that read through the book in a group. I…

  • David Foster Wallace Interview

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP9TWD5QaRY] Click for more…