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Woody Allen vs Mia Farrow

Woody Allen vs Mia Farrow parallels the book Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

warning contains Spoilers for the book, Infinite Jest and the movie Wonder Wheel… 770 more words


Possessed by the Unliving: Five of the Most Striking Characters in Literature

Sometimes in your readings, you stumble across a character who seems to stay with you, as if you absorbed some of their substance from the pages on which your fingers found momentary repose. 1,253 more words


i make up stories where
you’re in danger or about to be in danger
i play Superman

sometimes i’m standing on the edge of the roof of the Sheraton… 74 more words


Infinite Jest a Classic 20 Years Later

A committed volunteer, Matt Kafker gives his time to organizations such as Global Works and the Greater Boston Food Bank. As a student at Middlesex High School, he received numerous honors and awards, including being named a National AP Scholar. 235 more words

Matt Kafker

Infinite Lists

“There’s good self-consciousness, and then there’s toxic, paralyzing, raped-by-psychic-Bedouins self-consciousness.”
― David Foster Wallace

I’m thirty now and I won’t pretend that’s not terrifying.  Another ten short years and I’ll be approaching that point in one’s life when there are more days left behind you then there are ahead.  1,140 more words

Infinite Jest: Not an Easy First Reaction

I Started Reading Infinite Jest

Not an Easy First Reaction

(Some Spoilers)

Prologue – My History with DFW

I first read David Foster Wallace in the summer of 1996 when I was a work-study intern at Georgetown University.  1,171 more words


Blog about "The Silvery Veil" allegory in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance (and David Foster Wallace's Madame Psychosis)

This afternoon I got to Ch. XIII of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Blithedale Romance. Titled “Zenobia’s Legend,” most of the chapter is given over to the titular heroine’s tale “The Silvery Veil,” a wonderfully pre-postmodern moment in Hawthorne’s novel. 881 more words