Note on Infinite Jest — Evan Lavender-Smith

Books, Literature, Writers

Essay describing the structure of Infinite Jest as Hofstadterian strange loop, the novel’s structure being that of a circle with a missing section—between the last and first pages—which must be filled in by the reader who has been, by the end of the novel, prepared, practiced, coached to do so, just as life allegedly teaches one how to die.

From Evan Lavender-Smith’s From Old Notebooks.

 

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One thought on “Note on Infinite Jest — Evan Lavender-Smith

  1. A declaration. Today during my lunch at work, I finished Infinite Jest.
    I will spend the rest of the year thinking about it whilst my body functions and goes about its daily auto-pilot performances.

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