Infinite Summer

Index

About Infinite Summer

Advocacy

Preparation

How to Read Infinite Jest: Tips for making it through David Foster Wallace’s masterwork

Warm Ups: DFW short (and not-so-short) fiction and essays across the web.

Forward by Jason Kottke

Schedule and Posts

Date Page Percent Complete Post Post Category
Jun 21 10 1%
Jun 22 21 2% Mountaineering Matthew Baldwin
Jun 23 31 3% How Did I Get Here? Eden M. Kennedy
Jun 24 42 4% Fiction’s Dirty Little Secret Kevin Guilfoile
Jun 25 52 5% Poochie Avery Edison
Jun 26 63 6% Marcus Sakey: Decoding Infinite Jest; Or, Don’t Guests
Jun 27 73 7% Infinite Summery – Week 1 Summaries
Jun 28 84 8% Link Roundup – Week 1 Elsewhere Jest
Jun 29 94 9% Dead Sea Diving Matthew Baldwin
Jun 30 105 10% Breathing Into A Paper Bag Eden M. Kennedy
Jul 01 116 11% Through All The Dead Ends And Bad Scenes Kevin Guilfoile
Jul 02 126 12% Not The Best Student Avery Edison
Jul 03 137 13% Michael Pietsch: Editing Infinite Jest Guests
Jul 04 147 14% Infinite Summery – Week 2 Summaries
Jul 05 158 16% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Jul 06 168 17% Letters Of Acceptance Matthew Baldwin
Jul 07 179 18% The Trick Is Keeping The Truth Up-front Eden M. Kennedy
Jul 08 189 19% We’re Together Everybody Knows And Here’s How The Story Goes Kevin Guilfoile
Jul 09 200 20% Post Of The Pop-tart Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry Avery Edison
Jul 10 210 21% Nick Maniatis: The Howling Fantods Guests
Jul 11 221 22% Infinite Summery – Week 3 Summaries
Jul 12 232 23% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Jul 13 242 24% Missed Connections Matthew Baldwin
Jul 14 253 25% And Zac Ephron As Mario Incandenza Eden M. Kennedy
Jul 15 263 26% I Pushed My Soul In A Deep Dark Hole And I Followed It In Kevin Guilfoile
Jul 16 274 27% Aren’t I Meant To Be The Funny One? Avery Edison
Jul 17 284 28% Kathleen Fitzpatrick: On Teaching Infinite Jest Guests
Jul 18 295 30% Infinite Summery – Week 4 Summaries
Jul 19 305 31% Odds And Ends Miscellaneous
Jul 20 316 32% Brittney Gilbert: You Have Chosen To Be In Here Guests
Jul 21 327 33% Nick Douglas: Skim Is For Wimps Guests
Jul 22 337 34% Infinitedetox: Waving The White Flag: Reading As Rehabilitation Guests
Jul 23 348 35% Andrew Womack: Love Guests
Jul 24 358 36% Michael Wendling: Good Old Wireless Guests
Jul 25 369 37% Infinite Summery – Week 5 Summaries
Jul 26 379 38% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Jul 27 390 39% The Bully Pulpit Matthew Baldwin
Jul 28 400 40% P.S. Allston Rules Eden M. Kennedy
Jul 29 411 41% Cause I Got The Real Love, The Kind That You Need Kevin Guilfoile
Jul 30 421 42% I Am Not Enjoying This Book Avery Edison
Jul 31 432 44% Matt Earp: Standing Witness Guests
Aug 01 443 45% Infinite Summary – Week 6 Summaries
Aug 02 453 46%
Aug 03 464 47% That’s Entertainment Matthew Baldwin
Aug 04 474 48% Something Smells Delicious Eden M. Kennedy
Aug 05 485 49% I Love You Though You Hurt Me So Kevin Guilfoile
Aug 06 495 50% Humble Pie Avery Edison
Aug 07 506 51% Infinite Jests Miscellaneous
Aug 08 516 52% Infinite Summary – Week 7 Summaries
Aug 09 527 53% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Aug 10 537 54% Midsummer Roundtable, Part I Roundtables
Aug 11 548 55% Midsummer Roundtable, Part II Roundtables
Aug 12 559 56% Midsummer Roundtable, Part III Roundtables
Aug 13 569 58% Midsummer Roundtable, Part IV Roundtables
Aug 14 580 59% Midsummer Roundtable, Part I Roundtables
Aug 15 590 60% Infinite Summary – Week 8 Summaries
Aug 16 601 61% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Aug 17 611 62% The Peril Of A.P. Matthew Baldwin
Aug 18 622 63% Thanks, But I Don’t Particularly Like To Hug Eden M. Kennedy
Aug 19 632 64% I’ve Seen The Future, Brother, It Is Murder Kevin Guilfoile
Aug 20 643 65% Everybody Hurts (Except Mario Incandenza) Avery Edison
Aug 21 653 66% John Green: Why I’m Behind Guests
Aug 22 664 67% Infinite Summary – Week 9 Summaries
Aug 23 675 68% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Aug 24 685 69% Else { Default } Matthew Baldwin
Aug 25 696 70% It Didn’t Make Me Happy But I Couldn’t Stop Watching Eden M. Kennedy
Aug 26 706 71% Matt Bucher: The Anxiety Of Influence Guests
Aug 27 717 73% Irony, It Has Happened To Me Kevin Guilfoile
Aug 28 727 74% The Biblical Experience Of Reading Infinite Jest Avery Edison
Aug 29 738 75% Infinite Summary – Week 10 Summaries
Aug 30 748 76%
Aug 31 759 77%
Sep 01 770 78% Maria Bustillos: The Wonder Of Wallace-l Guests
Sep 02 780 79% Colin Meloy: Thoughts At Pg. 750; Or, Staying At Pace Guests
Sep 03 791 80% John Warner: My Own Infinite Summer Guests
Sep 04 801 81% Nick Maniatis: In Search Of Firm Ground Guests
Sep 05 812 82% Infinite Summary – Week 11 Summaries
Sep 06 822 83% Link Roundup Elsewhere Jest
Sep 07 833 84% Hollow Man Matthew Baldwin
Sep 08 843 85% Often He Reckons, In The Dawn, Them Up. Nobody Is Ever Missing. Eden M. Kennedy
Sep 09 854 87% Where Everything Was As Fresh As The Bright Blue Sky Kevin Guilfoile
Sep 10 864 88% Grapes Of Wraith Avery Edison
Sep 11 875 89% John Moe: I Did Not Read Infinite Jest This Summer Guests
Sep 12 886 90% “It’s Weird To Feel Like You Miss Someone You’re Not Even Sure You Know”
Sep 13 896 91%
Sep 14 907 92% Sincerely Yours, David Foster Wallace
Sep 15 917 93% The Floor Dodged His Foot And Rushed Up At Him Eden M. Kennedy
Sep 16 928 94% I Got This Fire In My Heart, Won’t Let Me Sleep, Can’t Concentrate… Kevin Guilfoile
Sep 17 938 95% Mission Improbable Avery Edison
Sep 18 949 96% Greg Carlisle: Reading Infinite Jest Changed My Life (And Now It Will Change Yours) Guests
Sep 19 959 97%
Sep 20 970 98% Link Roundup Guests
Sep 21 981 100% The End Miscellaneous

Summer’s End Rountable

Acknowledgements