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In Praise of Slow Reads

An apropos moment recently: I felt dread at the prospect of reading things that weren’t Infinite Jest.[1] This is a problem for a whole bunch of reasons, but one of the reasons it’s not is related to literary exposure. 1,352 more words

Literature

Anxious on Instagram: Class, Culture and Social Media

Since its release in October 2010, Instagram has attracted more than 150 million users.[1] Many of them use the app in accordance with Instagram’s self-characterization as “a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family”. 691 more words

IJ 941 - FIN! The really sad ending that sort of mirrors the really sad beginning, a buried "head", and Barry Loach's simple request

The end has been reached! As much as I want to add a “woo hoo” I’m also kinda sad that it’s all over. Today will be a short post, but I will be adding one final post next week to extend my lamentation that reading this book is over for the summer (although I’m tempted to take it up next summer, but more on that later). 987 more words

David Foster Wallace

The Great American Novel

The Great American Novel: An outdated concept; a fun way to pass the time; Lolita; Beloved; The Great Gatsby; The Grapes of Wrath; ironic; a fantasy; a myth; a dream; none of my business (I’m a Brit); Infinite Jest; Gravity’s Rainbow; Moby Dick; a relic of an era that we’re slowly leaving behind; something different for everyone; a part of our literary heritage, that we can choose to ignore or embrace…* 390 more words

The Catcher In The Rye

Day 221

I can never be not-reading Infinite Jest. After a while I just miss it too much.

I think about this passage that I got to today almost every time I feel overwhelmed with bad feelings and I feel like I can’t take it, Not one single second is unendurable. 14 more words