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On porn, prose and loneliness: An appreciation of David Foster Wallace

I've been thinking a lot this week, which marks the 20th anniversary of Infinite Jest’s publication, about the first time I ever read David Foster Wallace's work. I plowed through "Big Red Son," [PDF link], the first essay in Wallace’s...Show More Summary

How 'Infinite Jest' Predicted the Future

11 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

As David Foster Wallaces behemoth of a novels turns 20, its literary excellence is now being matched by its prescience on everything from binge-watching to earbuds.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’

Michael Pietsch and Tom Bissell discuss Wallace’s novel on its 20th anniversary, and Chris Jennings discusses “Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism.”

Readers Respond: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

Commenters illustrate the starkly divided reception of David Foster Wallace’s ambitious novel.

Open Book: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

When David Foster Wallace’s novel was first published, critics called it everything from “tedious” to “uproarious.”

Twenty Years of Jest

Recommended Reading: Tom Bissell reflects on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest twenty years after its publication. You could also read our review of The David Foster Wallace Reader.

Shorties (The Introduction to the 20th Anniversary Edition of Infinite Jest, Presidential Candidates' Musical Favorites, and more)

Read Tom Bissell's introduction to the 20th anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest. Rolling Stone broke down U.S. presidential candidates' musical favorites. Alexander Chee talked to The Millions about his new novel The Queen of the Night....

Infinite Jest at 20, Peyton Manning and NYFW:M Day 1

Kempt Staff Today’s must-reads from around the Internet. A reflection on David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece, the worst season of any Super Bowl QB, dispatches from NYFW: Men’s and...

I'm Still Trying To Make Sense of Infinite Jest

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace turns 20 today, and I’m still confused by it all these years later. I’ve seldom been more engrossed in a novel, and more willing to put in the time of obsessively studying footnotes. But what the heck happens in the end? Read more...

6 ways to make people think you’ve read 'Infinite Jest'

David Foster Wallace's now-classic novel Infinite Jest published 20 years ago Monday, and is considered the classic grunge-era novel. But I didn't encounter it until 2006, the summer before I went to college. The 10th anniversary edition...Show More Summary

26 one-star reviews of 'Infinite Jest' on its 20th birthday

Since its debut, 20 years ago on Monday, David Foster Wallace's 1,000 page novel Infinite Jest has been heralded as an American masterpiece — and is very likely to be the most famous book most of us have never actually finished Indeed, the famously dense 1996 novel has become something of a literary litmus test. Show More Summary

Infinite Jest turns 20

4 days agoHumor / odd :

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest turns 20 years old this month. To mark the occasion, the Harry Ransom Center, home of DFW's archive of papers, is posting some of the more interesting findings by visiting scholars. Here, for instance,...Show More Summary

Essay: Everything About Everything: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

Two decades after it was published, Wallace’s novel still feels transcendentally, electrically alive.

The Fosters: Brandon Needs a Little Shakespeare to Get Over Callie

The Fosters isn't a show about anyone having an easy time, but Brandon (David Lambert), the eldest of the Fosters-Adams kids, hasn't been able to catch a break since Season 2 when his hands -- and classical piano dreams -- were smashed in his car door. The road to finding himself as a composer has... Read More > Other Links From The Fosters David Lambert

Gigi Hadid invites stepdad David Foster to her Paris fashion show

Gigi Hadid reunited with her stepdad David Foster on Sunday nearly two months after his split from her mom, Yolanda Foster.

"Proud Stepfather "David Foster Supports Bella and Gigi Hadid in Paris

Any reports that claim Yolanda and David Foster's families don't speak to one another should take a look at David's Instagram. The mega-producer is in Paris to work with France's former First Lady, Carla Bruni on a new album, per his...Show More Summary

Gigi Hadid Gets Praise On The Runway From Stepdad David Foster Despite Divorce Drama

Stepdad's first fashion show! David Foster supported stepdaughter Gigi Hadid as she closed the Atelier Versace presentation on Sunday during Paris Couture Week! It's a BIG deal for a model to close a show! Related: Gigi Keeps Zayn Close In Paris The music producer posted an image (above) of Gigi in action and wrote: "????My first fashion show ever!!! Starting [...]

The Oscars Get It All Wrong Again: David Foster Wallace and the Best Film of 2015

"We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?" -- David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace spent the last years of his life teaching creative writing at Pomona College. Show More Summary

UK PM Cameron launches English language campaign for Muslim women

LONDON (Reuters) - Some migrants to Britain who cannot pass an English test within 2-1/2 years of arriving may not be allowed to stay, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in a move aimed at fostering greater integration by Muslim women.

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