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Modeling Community and Narrative in Infinite Jest and The Pale King

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exploring various narrative models in TPK and IJ: Contracted Realism (not really sure; a form of realism telling us new things about the world around us?) and Spontaneous Data Intrusion (random intrusions of data, or two elements of the narrative cutting into each other, as often occurs with Sylvanshine), in TPK ; Argot (creating a community via argot; references Wittgenstein) and Free Indirect Wraith (James Incandenza visiting Gately) in IJ. i don't really know what the main point in identifying these narrative models was, though. he never goes anywhere with them, other than to conclude that "Pale King and Infinite Jest aren't themselves communities; they are gestures to community, and to its limits".

Warren, A. (2014). Modeling Community and Narrative in Infinite Jest and The Pale King. In ? David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing": New Essays on the Novels. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 61-84

a French experimental novelist; many of his works deal with absence, loss, and identity, often through word play

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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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an American novelist; one of the first and most important American postmodern writers

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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works

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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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a French novelist and playwright; La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus

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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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listed by DFW as a great fiction writer (by last name only)

—p.64 by David Foster Wallace
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denoting a speech act or sentence that is a statement declaring something to be the case

having the appearance of truth; likely; probable

not sure - like horizontal?

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horizontic collection of low-level risk and isolation

—p.70 by Andrew Warren
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horizontic collection of low-level risk and isolation

—p.70 by Andrew Warren
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a sudden and violent entry, or breaking in (differs from eruption, which is breaking out)

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physic irruptions

—p.72 by Andrew Warren
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physic irruptions

—p.72 by Andrew Warren
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a kind of lacy fabric

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so that the white stockings' rich violinish curves at the top of the insides of her legs in that white lisle are visible in backlit silhouette

quoted from IJ

—p.79 by David Foster Wallace
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so that the white stockings' rich violinish curves at the top of the insides of her legs in that white lisle are visible in backlit silhouette

quoted from IJ

—p.79 by David Foster Wallace
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a beveled window, as in a castle

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an embrasure of sad windowlight shines through her legs

quoted from IJ

—p.79 by David Foster Wallace
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an embrasure of sad windowlight shines through her legs

quoted from IJ

—p.79 by David Foster Wallace
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(verb) be an early indication or version of (something).

an originally French word that means extra (as in a theatrical production); related words "unfiguranted" and "figurantless" mean "without anonymous extras" (where everyone is a protagonist of sorts)

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figurantless crowds

quoted from IJ

—p.80 by David Foster Wallace
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figurantless crowds

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—p.80 by David Foster Wallace
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