Read the fucking footnotes. There’s like pages worth of footnotes. You can’t skip them. If you’re putting in the effort to read Infinite Jest then. David Foster Wallace, the reigning champion of footnotes, decided to use endnotes for Infinite Jest for practical as well as aesthetic reasons. Wallace began writing Infinite Jest in earnest in Much of it is single- spaced, and what footnotes existed at this stage appear at the.

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Gately is a very big man: When the headless are blaming a reference to “If,” the poem by Rudyard Kipling: Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents A. But in his other work, Wallace could use a footnote with real pizzazz. Blast areas and damage are calculated by a statistical computer, and the mean value theorem is evoked to the bafflement of muggle readers.

Archived from the original on May 3, They are not like normal footnotes. Straka, this book is designed to look like an old library copy—it even has a Dewey Decimal number: Topics David Foster Wallace. DMZ is another made-up drug.

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The use of “rollents” where “roulants” would be correct is inrinite keeping with other erroneous French words and phrases in the novel.

Notes and Errata – Pages 983-1079

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Consulting the oracle, he said this of the endnotes in Infinite Jest they have served other purposes though in his other works obviously, considering that they are much more condensed: I wanted to do something real American, about what it’s like to live in America around the millennium. Rise Over Run The slope m of a line, expressed as its “rise” variance along the y axis divided by its run variance along the x axis ; equivalent in calculus to the first derivative. Digestive-Flora bacteria that live in the intestines and aid in digestion, enteral microbiome.

Do not skip the endnotes. Before the author is mentioned, the article is said to have come from “someplace called Bayside Community College up I in Medford.

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Doug Dorst and J. Views Page Discussion View source History. T Max, The Unfinished. InEggers described the book as “brilliant,” but also called it an “extravagantly self-indulgent novel. And it’s a long read with or without them.

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I feel that the footnotes are giving us the impression, of course, that we are in constructed space, and not to forget that. Difficult to diagnose and treat. Note, though, that Nuevo being a Spanish word would not be a likely name for a Brazilian group where Brazilian Portuguese is spoken. What do we do with these infuriating endnotes? Soon, he discovers that the inside inflnite the house is larger than the outside.

Retrieved from ” https: Previous Article LitHub Daily: Both of these pieces of evidence serve to suggest that perhaps there are multiple wraiths working throughout the text. Retrieved 19 October Scott wrote of Infinite Jest, “The novel’s Pynchonesque elements Show 25 25 50 All. O 2 dioxygen, or oxygen gas as it exists in its natural state; ozone is O 3. Infinite Jest and the science of mind”.

Latin abbreviation for quod vide “which see”used to direct a reader elsewhere in a book.