Infinite Summer

And but so....
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Author:  naptimewriting [ Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  And but so....

Quite possibly the dumbest Infinite Jest question ever. Don't tell anyone. I know that DFW fans have glommed onto the "and but so" and "and but so then" writing tics Wallace had in transitioning sentences. But I can't find any in IJ. I found several "and so" and an "and but" but I'm at a loss.
I hope very few of infinite summer's participants are checking the forum this week because I'm mortified. But still want to know---where are the "And but so"s? (amazon's search function says there are 775 pages that contain those words, which does not help at all.)

Thanks for any help (and your total secrecy on this one).

Author:  Sutpen [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:06 am ]
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I'm sorry to say that I don't have page references handy, but if my memory isn't malfunctioning then there's no way I'm going back to track own all the instances of this particular 'tic' because I remember there being a ton, all over the place.

Author:  robbi60 [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: And but so....

I counted 9 istances for "and but so". r

Author:  josh71 [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: And but so....

I found 8, make that 9, in the main text. I can't search the end notes.

and but so when the attache does get home, at like 1840h.,

And but so but back we go to the Brighton Projects


'And but so the point is I decamp the trailer

. . . and but so in the meetings the poison would leap and spurt from him,

and but so eventually the Eightball was consumed

and but so the reason he's here is this A.M. he wakes up with his bed moved

He said and but so Gately was too heavy to carry unconscious for more than a few meters

p.959 (a doozy)
But and so and but so I'm driving back home,

(edited to add the ninth one on p.353... doh!)

Author:  naptimewriting [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:30 pm ]
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You are awesome. Thank you so much for the effort that took, Josh. It was really bugging me to have read twice and not caught anything beyond "and but"s.

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