thts such a faggy pandering cultural-meme cover
LOL so many FOOTNOTES :----D
LOL this is how many stickies I'M gonna need when I get around to reading this o_O
instead of a cover reflecting the book it's a cover reflecting the reputation of the book with people who haven't read it. Good shit, dfw would love it.
what do post-it notes have to do w/ infinite jest? you could argue the ETA sections is about how studious behaviour effects people but eh
the current uk edition is already the least interesting of all the covers
I think it's an homage to this lady artist Corrie Baldauf's project where she labeled when colors were mentioned in the book.
At least it's better than the new US cover.
would've been so much better
>people not getting the minimalist design and suggesting minimalist alternatives
Would have been better with a "Stephen King is Cervantes compared to David Foster Wallace." - Harold Bloom, professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Yale, author of The Western Canon and Shakespeare: The Invention of Human
The old edition has an equally cringe-worthy Sadie endorsement. It ends with "Darn him!" or something.
He must have given her a world class dicking.
Why is Zadie so obsessed with based DFW? DFW was completely out of her league.
where can i get some based dfw chinos? all the shit at like saks and shit are like some slim fit faggot shit that don't let your balls breath, like i want those big old professor pants that have as much room as those big pants rappers use to hide guns and big dicks, i need some pants where my balls don't touch the part in between the legs and are also big enough to put an iphone 6plus and a
big white cockin without it showing, sick of this small dick jew fashion that's dominating right now, i need that dfw swag (butt fuck the bandana tho)
why the fuck don't they have these in that fucking tan color?!
actually i wanna dress like that professor who taught the literary theory class on OYC, he also has the big dad dick khaki swag, and i have to assume as a Yale prof he shops at very exclusive boutiques aimed at protestants and well to do semites, sears seems like the kind of place a catholic handyman would go to get some carhartts before mowing the lawn behind the pool
>imply dfw didn't raid the ivy look for inspiration
dfw is like ivy mixed with 80s hairband, a compelling synthesis of high and low culture, just like his writing! just kidding his writing is a bunch of middle brow crap
Harol Bloom quote incoming
>In Lorna Koski's, The Full Harold Bloom, (WWD Eye Scoop), Bloom is asked about David Foster Wallace:
>Asked about novelist David Foster Wallace, who took his own life in 2008, but who has a new book out, “The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel,” put together from manuscript chapters and files found in his computer, Bloom says, “You know, I don’t want to be offensive. But ‘Infinite Jest’ [regarded by many as Wallace’s masterpiece] is just awful. It seems ridiculous to have to say it. He can’t think, he can’t write. There’s no discernible talent.”
>It’s all a clear indication, Bloom notes, of the decline of literary standards. He was upset in 2003 when the National Book Award gave a special award to Stephen King. “But Stephen King is Cervantes compared with David Foster Wallace. We have no standards left. [Wallace] seems to have been a very sincere and troubled person, but that doesn’t mean I have to endure reading him. I even resented the use of the term from Shakespeare, when Hamlet calls the king’s jester Yorick, ‘a fellow of infinite jest.’
>“It’s sort of a dark time. Imaginative energy I think is very difficult to summon up when there are so many distractions. There’s a kind of Grisham’s law [in literature]; the bad drives out the good.”
>I'm more than a little surprised by this. In my experience even readers who have read Wallace and not particularly enjoyed his writing wouldn't respond with, "He can’t think, he can’t write. There’s no discernible talent." Which leaves me wondering if Bloom has actually read Wallace at all. He doesn't see any continuation/development/growth/exploration beyond the also mentioned Pynchon, Roth, McCarthy and DeLillo?
>*shrug* Each to their own, I guess.
>I just hope this doesn't become the kind of flippant crititque without argument that sticks.
Of course you guys should all know that Harold Bloom is an aesthete and his opinion can't really be trusted for anything else.
I noticed, he tried to hide between the lines with the "seems to have been a very sincere and troubled person, it but it's very apparent he's prejudiced towards "troubled persons", which is total b.s. because many geniuses considered prestige in literary and science fields, had troubled youth, I read for example a quote from Edison in which his mother supposedly told him a lie which involved to say he was nuts and the school didn't want him, and instead she said he was so intelligent they could not be enough for his capacity, which pretty much drove him to success until he found the real paper in his mother's belongings, what pisses me off most is the fact that he self entitles himself to not having to "endure reading him" which is mostly a way to say, "I will not read anything because people like him are trash and so is their content." Of course he doesn't have to if he finds the work tedious or, even in a characteristic that doesn't add to his way of being, but that doesn't mean he can't try, he simply won't, which is pretty much defined to -don't give a fuck about hyped shit- kind of attitude.
I find it offensive myself as I'm a cluttered mess and am giving all my energy and focus into centralizing every aspect I need in my life in order to do a worthy, beautiful work, and getting closure on many things, which could drive any simple man mad, yet I stumble giving it my best to be brave and face all my fears, I have my own inner demons to deal with and when I see such spurred comments a little flame inside me grows, not because of the comments, but because of their underlying intentions, because I can see through that kind of bullshit.
"I'm so relaxed with these pants, and the price tag made me even more relaxed, but for some reason I ran short on the rent this month, can't explain it."
3/3 i think this was the one he wanted
Look at the filename, you'll understand.
This is the only cover available in my third world country.
Looks like a boring textbook.
Is DFW even popular in the UK? I've bought a lot of his books and they are always near the till when I walk into my local Waterstones but I don't imagine post-modernism or DFW being popular here for some reason.
I preferred this >>7618660
cover honestly. At least it is better than the cloud one in the US.
>Of course he doesn't have to if he finds the work tedious or, even in a characteristic that doesn't add to his way of being, but that doesn't mean he can't try, he simply won't
You gotta remember Bloom is old, man, a book that big is probably a health hazard to him, imagine him flipping the book for the endnotes like you're supposed to, the exercise could kill him! And don't even think about telling him to use a digital copy.
But hey, he's a literary critic™, so he must have a big opinion on a big book, he's the last guardian of litorcher.
He seems pretty respected here. I think his humour jibes well with British sensibilities and most of the American problems he examines are pertinent to us too. I even saw a qt reading Infinite Jest on the Tube once. Didn't have the balls to approach her, obviously.
If there wasn't such a thing as copyright, I'd re-use the title to make some crazy brutal scifi, yes, I'm the one you responded to, your post was funne, thanks, and thanks for the picture, many laffs indeed.