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Author:  arto7 [ Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:40 pm ]
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It feels weak but I find I need to look up some of the words he uses. I had to do that when reading, The Road also. Perhaps I don't know the language as well as I think. :oops:

Author:  matthewbaldwin [ Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:05 pm ]
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arto7 wrote:
It feels weak but I find I need to look up some of the words he uses. I had to do that when reading, The Road also. Perhaps I don't know the language as well as I think. :oops:


Hi Arlo. We'll be doing a weekly vocabulary dump, probably on Sundays. I invested in a highlighter for this express purpose.

Matthew

Author:  maybeandroid [ Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:56 am ]
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Some possibly helpful links:

David Foster Wallace Dictionary
Words I Learned From Reading David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest Vocabulary Glossary

Author:  Lemnisk [ Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:25 am ]
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arto7 wrote:
It feels weak but I find I need to look up some of the words he uses. I had to do that when reading, The Road also. Perhaps I don't know the language as well as I think. :oops:


No shame. My first time through, to my growing amusement as I read, I had a copy of the OED handy.

Author:  lswan [ Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:01 pm ]
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Is it wrong that the very idea of a highlighter, a thousand page book and vocab dump makes me giddy? :)

Author:  dws [ Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:29 pm ]
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lswan wrote:
Is it wrong that the very idea of a highlighter, a thousand page book and vocab dump makes me giddy? :)


Absolutely not! I think it is strong indicator of your excellence as a human being.

Author:  testforecho [ Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:51 am ]
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The IJ wiki is helpful with definitions:http://infinitejest.wallacewiki.com. It's a quick, page by page, resource.

Author:  lswan [ Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:16 pm ]
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dws wrote:
lswan wrote:
Is it wrong that the very idea of a highlighter, a thousand page book and vocab dump makes me giddy? :)


Absolutely not! I think it is strong indicator of your excellence as a human being.


Fellow IJ readers rule.

Author:  OverorExactly13YOA [ Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dictionary

Bugger, my electronic dictionary's just broken. It's a useful thing though, if I flick through a hard copy I always get distracted...it's a read in itself.

Author:  Tattered Lion [ Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:59 am ]
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If all this fails I do have a nice set of the OED at my work. I am very glad these links are here as well though.

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