Continuing my Quest for the Jest

Determined to make it through David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest this summer, I've been keeping an eye on the Infinite Summer blog. (Scroll down our "Feed Me" bar on the right for updates.) This week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt editor Matt Bucher answers the question,"Why read Infinite Jest?"
"...A persistent theme of the novel is the struggle to sincerely connect with the world. In the process of describing this struggle, Wallace ends up building a connection, a trust, with the reader. ...Infinite Jest is my desert-island book, a book that I could not wring all the pleasure from if I squeezed for a century."

Check it out. And there's also this...DFW on the occasional failure of words and other upside-down triumphs of the writing life.


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