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Infinite Summer • View topic - David Foster Wallace and love

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Hi folks

I’ve got a bit of an unusual request.

I started Infinite Summer with the rest of you, and reading IJ has coincided with planning my wedding, which will take place at the end of November.

I’ve been totally blown away by the writing in IJ, and so when I came to think about what kind of reading I’d like at the civil ceremony, I thought DFW could be the way to go.

Now of course, the book is riddled with passages about deformity, addiction, and bowel movements, but would there be something suitable about love too? I’m up to about p800 now, and am sure I have read bits in some way related to passion for another human being, but because I’m hopeless at taking notes as I read, I don’t know if these passages actually exist in a form suitable for a reading.

So can anyone suggest anything? It could actually come from any of his writing, and if I was marrying Roger Federer, I guess this would be a simple challenge. I know DFW cared deeply about people and the relationships that bind them, so it would be great to have something appropriate for our wedding.


Thanks in advance,



J


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