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Infinite Jest at 20

The New York Times looks back on the release of David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus

When his “Infinite Jest” came out 20 years ago, David Foster Wallace felt some anxiety about how his fully stuffed novel would be received. 126 more words


A peek inside Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

“You described the feeling you’d always had of being misplaced, of always standing to one side of yourself, of watching yourself in the world even as you were being in the world, and wondering if this was how everyone felt. 249 more words


'Bright Lights, Big City' by Jay McInerney

Fiction – hardcover; Bloomsbury; 240 pages; 1992.

What a joy this Bloomsbury classic proved to be. First published in 1985, I’d long written Jay McInerney’s… 848 more words


The (fashion) World, According to Allison Poole

My reading schedule didn’t go exactly as planned in Cabo; that being said, I did manage to get a fair amount read. The Unbearable Lightness of Being… 652 more words


The Yuppie Effect on Parisian Spring Fashion

Earlier this month, the historical fashion houses of Lanvin and Céline debuted their spring ready-to-wear designs. Featuring a variety of thematic imagery, they share an interesting strain of symbology: the strong, dynamic inclusion of a powerful, modern, and urbane form. 628 more words


Bright Lights, Big City

There are few books, to my knowledge, that have used a second-person narrative in terms of modern books. The only one I have read and that I can think of is Jay McInerney’s… 818 more words