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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kottke highlights a nice Infinite Summer forum thread about mathematics and Infinite Jest that, in a pleasing recursive loop, eventually links back to this blog.

Also in Infinite Summer news, Ezra Klein makes everybody sad by not really liking the book. I agree with Daryl both that (1) it's perfectly okay not to like the book and (2) your not liking the book isn't David Foster Wallace's fault. I often find myself reminding students that "pleasure" isn't necessarily what's most important about literature, or art in general; sometimes reading can and should be hard work.