Infinite Summer

Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:58 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


There are NO spoiler restrictions in this forum. Caveat emptor.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hardcover / Paperback
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:45 pm
Posts: 19
Location: minneapolis
While reading the IJ wiki I came across this slightly troubling (to me) bit of information:

Quote:
Wallace altered some details between the original and paperback editions of the book. For instance, in the first edition, during Hal's conversation with his disguised father, he claims that he'll be "thirteen in June." However, in the paperback edition, this is altered to "eleven in June."


I'm guessing the paperback changes were put into place to correct timeline / character discrepancies?

Anyone know the extent of the changes?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hardcover / Paperback
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:07 pm
Posts: 19
I've got both the 1st edition hardcover and the 1996 paperback and I think if I remember correctly the changes were very slight and did not really change much at all. IIRC changes were more about dates and the like...

But I will look through both of them and also do some online research and see if I can get you a definite answer.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hardcover / Paperback
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:45 pm
Posts: 19
Location: minneapolis
thanks. to be honest i was slightly dramatic with my original post.

if i had known likely i would have started with the paperback.

i'll simply read the paperback next time around, although there will be much more i would pick up from the reread than the discrepancies i imagine.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Translated by MaĆ«l Soucaze © 2009 phpBB.fr