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Infinite summer blog archive how to read infinite jest. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, infinite jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. I am somewhat tempted to immediately start again, since the end is the beginning and you really cant pick it all up in a single read, but if anyone has a good followup or comedown read suggestion id be glad to hear. How to prepare and study physics for jesttifrgsgate or. Infinite winter read infinite jest with a few hundred of. Mar 24, 2015 in addition to the books, ive hyperlinked as many great video lecture courses as i could find. Partly this was because i was reading it in situations when the weight and bulk of the physical edition would have been a big hassle, with infinite jest this is more of an issue than with a lot of other books. I personally feel it much easy to see video lectures than only read books, as they help better in understanding the topics, and dont let me get bored.1190 974 949 1456 741 377 69 85 819 1628 399 1396 819 1023 714 378 39 301 1254 1584 335 1024 54 1098 988 382 1011 1038 443 371 203 927 266 396 1398 1461 1193