Sunday, July 15, 2012

Infinite Summer #4: DFW w/r/t style ... "The library, and step on it."


Think of these Sunday posts as jumping off places...discuss what I've posted, post something yourself, answer questions, ask questions, add whatever it takes to make this experience enjoyable and understandable for you!

These post will be CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS for the reading for that week (Just in case you didn't already know that!). I think knowing this will stop those of us that aren't at a certain place from reading on and will enable those of us who are writing to do so without worrying if someone knows that fact or not. If you are reading ahead and want to post about the pages ahead please wait and if you want to talk about other books, not Infinite Jest and are giving spoilers please indicate that in some fashion...even a *spoiler* before the comment would be nice.

And, finally, if there is anything I can do to make this run more smoothly please don't hesitate to message me on here, on twitter or on Goodreads and I'll see what I can do.

Let's begin the discussion...
"If a writer does his job right, what he basically does is remind the reader of how smart they are. Wake the reader up to stuff that reader's been aware of all the time." ~David Foster Wallace

Footnotes and Endnotes
Complex Vocabulary

Pick one to talk about...add more to my meager list. Feel free to reference sections, add video or add favorite quotes...let's get to talkin'!!! 

1] Many of you have messaged me about needing time to catch up. Do I need to add another week onto our schedule? Do I need to exempt a Sunday convo day?
2] If you haven't signed up officially, please do so here.
3] Catch up on all of our IJ stuff and things here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the endnotes. As a history major, I find myself really wanting to peruse them all with detailed attention. As a reader of fiction, I find them to be too long and in depth. Really, how many pages of them are there? Why aren't they just in the text itself?!?! I understand some of them don't make sense to put in as they really are explanations, but others go on for so long they feel like they should belong!



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