Madame Psychosis’ Downer-Lit Hour Reading List (Infinite Jest)

Like for months in the spring semester of Y.D.P.A.H. she referred to her own program as ‘Madame’s Downer-Lit Hour’ and read depressing book after depressing book — Good Morning, Midnight and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Giovanni’s Roomand Under the Volcanoplus a truly ghastly Bret Ellis period during Lent — in a monotone, really slowly, night after night.

From David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest (hyperlinks are my attempt at oblique (non)annotation and obviously not part of the original text).

2 thoughts on “Madame Psychosis’ Downer-Lit Hour Reading List (Infinite Jest)”

  1. I’ve been meaning to read ‘Infinite Jest’ for a long time now. This post just fuels my ambition to complete my summer project and get on with it, even if it isn’t strictly a summer book!

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