Friday, June 15, 2012

Preparing for Infinite Jest: How to Read Infinite Jest

For those of you who are reading Infinite Jest and don't want to/have time to peruse the Infinite Summer website...I'll be gleaning out some lovely IS nuggets. Here's the first:

How to Read Infinite Jest and here's another lovely list.

Infinite Summer also has a lovely Index. In it you will find:
  • Three essays about why you should read this novel...yes, three. Why I Am Reading Infinite Jest (by the lead singer of The Decemberists), Why Read Infinite Jest and, um, Why Read Infinite Jest
  • Links for preparing...the how to above, links to DFW essays and short stories, and a Forward.
  • the % of pages read a day with links to essays about those pages and weekly breakdowns and roundups.
You can do with these what you will...I think it's the teacher in me that likes to front load books I feel might be hard to digest.

What are you finding most useful as you prepare to read this novel or other chunksters?

Oh! And, if you are reading with us and haven't read the opening post or joined up, here it is!


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    1. WOW! thank-you sooo very much your (I assume Michael is you...) LiveJournal (at least what I've read so far) is awesome! I'll share about it later and will also post it on the main page above. Thanks...frankly, I can't say thank-you enough! :D

  2. I plowed into it and realized I didn't do enough research beforehand. I plan to stick with it and have made it almost 250 pages...but no... in case you're wondering, I haven't figured it out yet. :)

    1. so 250 you like it? i noticed the word 'plowed'...
      and, don't forget to sign up on the original post, so i can put your name in the drawing...and, going by K8L is fine. :D



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