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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Footnotes as a Second Voice

Notethe reader will find, lasts seven pages of tiny-sized text: Moore cataloged the changes Wallace made from that initial version to the final, published copy.

This is a fractal structure created when you recursively subdivide an equilateral triangle into ever smaller equilateral triangles ad infinitum — so three triangles fit into the main triangle with their vertices at the midpoints of its sides, and in turn they subdivide into three more triangles, and so on.

Both of these numerical endnotes contained alphabetic endnotes, and also had footnotes. Shit only gets weirder from there. Only one miner’s son ever disgracefully failed to jump—Bernard Wayne, who may be related to E.

Boston’s Roxbury and Mattapan districts two lower-income, primarily African American and Hispanic neighborhoods in Boston.

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Log in or sign up in seconds. These two pieces seem to stand alone in the context of the larger novel. Here is how House of Leaves breaks down, form-wise: Beyond having extremely relevant information, mest chapters and pure hilarity, by flipping back in forth you mimic a tennis match. Moore knew Wallace when Wallace was teaching at Illinois State, and he was one of three people to see the early manuscript.


This is undoubtedly footnottes great challenge to the nature of storytelling, one Danielewski continues to ask in his work.

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There is very important information in the endnotes that will make the novel enjoyable. The use of “rollents” where “roulants” would be correct is in keeping with other erroneous French words and phrases in the novel.

Bruce in Rose Marie, made 34 years earlier. How Does Sororicide Work? He places the bulk of House of Leaves in the margins, evokes character through commentary, and creates tension with verisimilitude.

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Note, though, that Nuevo being a Spanish word would not be a likely name for a Brazilian group where Brazilian Portuguese is spoken. The main argument, however, remains unaffected. Found Drama was not captured on film; rather, Incandenza and close friends “got out a Boston metro phone book and tore a White Pages page out at random and thumbtacked it to the wall and infintie [Incandenza] would throw a dart at it from across the room.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Rubensian The word more often used is “Rubenesque,” but this refers to the women in paintings by Peter Paul Rubensthe Flemish artist. Doug Dorst and J. It was already into its sixth printing a month after publication. Nutter Butters Nabisco’s peanut-butter sandwich cookies. And he rang me up the very next day and he said to me, ‘Soph, Soph, I have just married myself a twenty-year-old girl!

While Infinite Jest can be seen as prophetic regarding the Internet especially video-conferencing and the consequences that come with such an informational firehose, Wallace had never used it as of the novel’s publication. As far as what he looked like, see right.

Twenty goes into eighty a hell of a lot more than eighty goes into twenty! Gloeckner German for “ringer,” taking that in either of the meanings it has in English.

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So basically, you have to read the endnotes, a fact that leads every reader of Infinite Jest to carry two bookmarks with them. Boring parts, digressions, stuff they find offensive, et cetera.

It could have been the same accident as the one to which Bain refers here. It is our intent and purpose to foster and encourage in-depth discussion about all things related to books, authors, genres or publishing in a safe, supportive environment.

On the Fine Art of the Footnote

His definitive portrayal of the steadfast Mountie became a popular icon, frequently spoofed in cartoons and TV skits. Where are you going? Created by Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature. The Quebecois separatists seek a master, redistributable copy of the work to aid in acts of terrorism against the United States. Halfway through it myself Association for Computational Linguistics. Geoffrey Day, of Ennet House, who claims to have “manned the helm of a Scholarly Quarterly” at “some jr.

Ticonderoga a reference to the Battle of Carillonfought at Fort Ticonderoga. The political issues Quebec extremism, Clean movement etc I feel that the footnotes are giving us the impression, of course, that we are in constructed space, and not to forget that.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Review of Contemporary Fiction. There are a few footnotes that are several pages long. This entry was posted in infinite jest. Allow us to leave, allow us to be. First of all, like House of LeavesS. It was hyped like crazy before it was published. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.