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Cruel and Unusual Publishing

I’ve been keeping a list of words I need to look up from David Foster Wallace’s 1996 Infinite Jest. Yesterday’s included erumpent, sedulously and… 727 more words

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rossmurray1 reblogged this on Drinking Tips for Teens and commented:

Bill at Pinklightsabre and I are reading Infinite Jest, just because. In this massive, plot-less book, there's a filmmaker whose techniques include picking someone at random from the phone book and secretly following that person for the day. That's the film. Except he doesn't actually film the person. It's all a big joke to the filmmaker but not as big a joke as the arts critics falling over themselves to praise this post-post-post-modern technique. In other words, reading Infinite Jest, I don't know whether I'm the filmmaker, the subject or the critic. I started to write more like this but the only good thing I came up with was the title. So I passed the title on to Bill, who is much smarter, though not as good looking. Have a read:

Cruel and Unusual Publishing

I’ve been keeping a list of words I need to look up from David Foster Wallace’s 1996 Infinite Jest. Yesterday’s included erumpent, sedulously and… 727 more words

Writing

Close Reading 1: James Sr. Lecturing James Jr. in 1960 - 1/27/15

“Son, you’re ten, and this is hard news for somebody ten, even if you’re almost five-eleven, a possible pituitary freak. Son, you’re a body, son.  That quick little scientific-prodigy’s mind she’s so proud of and won’t quit twittering about:  son, it’s just neural spasms, those thoughts in your mind are just the sound of your head revving, and the head is still just body, Jim. 920 more words

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This is my position(?): Tiny Ewell and the problem of talking to yourself

‘I’m not denying anything. I’m simply asking you to define “alcoholic.” How can you ask me to attribute to myself a given term if you refuse to define the term’s meaning? 891 more words

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Eschaton and The Meaning of the Character

“Pemulis howls that Lord in his vacillation appeasing Ingersoll in Ingersoll’s effort to fatally fuck with the very breath and bread of Eschaton.130  Players themselves can’t be valid targets. 665 more words

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What I'm Learning in Infinite Jest: The Unexpectedly Dark, Dark Aspects That Nobody Seems to Mention

It’s always really interesting to me when a book’s content diverges wildly from the kind of adjectives used by critics, fans, biographers, etc. to describe it. 1,809 more words

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in shadow and silence

“‘Tis seduction, on the contrary, which, acting never except by plan, can regulate its progress and its methods, and, from a distance, foresee events. But true love does not thus permit itself to meditate and reflect: it distracts us from our thoughts by our sentiments; its sway is never stronger than when it is unknown; and it is in shadow and silence that it entangles us in bonds which it is alike impossible to notice or to break.” 7 more words

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