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Infinite Jest: Too Much Fun for Anyone Mortal to Hope to Endure

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Boswell, M. (2003). Infinite Jest: Too Much Fun for Anyone Mortal to Hope to Endure. In Boswell, M. Understanding David Foster Wallace. University of South Carolina Press, pp. 116-179

pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, especially the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated elements in contrast

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Lacan's Saussurian Signifier/signified equation

spelled "Saussurian" here

—p.129 by Marshall Boswell
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Lacan's Saussurian Signifier/signified equation

spelled "Saussurian" here

—p.129 by Marshall Boswell
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(noun) defensive wall

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atop the bulwark of poststructuralist thought

—p.130 by Marshall Boswell
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atop the bulwark of poststructuralist thought

—p.130 by Marshall Boswell
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the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species

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defined as "the transmigration of souls"

—p.132 by Marshall Boswell
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defined as "the transmigration of souls"

—p.132 by Marshall Boswell
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140

Even more importantly, Hal possesses a quality that Kierkegaard would call "hiddenness" and that most intensely identifies the aesthete. In Kierkegaard's analysis, aesthetes use self-conscious thinking in order to hide from themselves. Likewise, Hal, in hiding his marijuana smoking from his friends and family, also in a sense hides it from himself. As the narrator explains, "Hal likes to get high in secret, but a bigger is secret is that he's as attached to the secrecy as he is to getting high" (49).

—p.140 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

Even more importantly, Hal possesses a quality that Kierkegaard would call "hiddenness" and that most intensely identifies the aesthete. In Kierkegaard's analysis, aesthetes use self-conscious thinking in order to hide from themselves. Likewise, Hal, in hiding his marijuana smoking from his friends and family, also in a sense hides it from himself. As the narrator explains, "Hal likes to get high in secret, but a bigger is secret is that he's as attached to the secrecy as he is to getting high" (49).

—p.140 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

expressed in or of the nature of short, pithy maxims or aphorisms

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typically gnomic and hard-nosed answers

—p.147 by Marshall Boswell
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typically gnomic and hard-nosed answers

—p.147 by Marshall Boswell
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of or at a stage before the development of language (by the human species) or the acquisition of speech (by a child).

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tear them from the prelinguistic Real

—p.150 by Marshall Boswell
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tear them from the prelinguistic Real

—p.150 by Marshall Boswell
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153

He is, in many ways, the fulfillment of Lacan's characteristic dictum, "Le desir de l'Homme, c'est le desire de l'Autre,"which is often translated to read, "Man's desire is for the Other to desire him."

relevant to the CF-type character who realises how dumb it is to define himself by the desire he inspires in others

—p.153 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

He is, in many ways, the fulfillment of Lacan's characteristic dictum, "Le desir de l'Homme, c'est le desire de l'Autre,"which is often translated to read, "Man's desire is for the Other to desire him."

relevant to the CF-type character who realises how dumb it is to define himself by the desire he inspires in others

—p.153 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

"nucleus of our being"; from Freudian psychology

referring to a ringlike anatomical structure

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A footnote to the endnote cites a scholarly article titled "Has James O. Incandenza Ever Even Once Produced One Genuinely Original or Unappropriated or Nonderivative Thing?" (990nn), the answer being, "No."

an idea for a fake review of my DFW story (from Infinite Jest)

—p.163 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

A footnote to the endnote cites a scholarly article titled "Has James O. Incandenza Ever Even Once Produced One Genuinely Original or Unappropriated or Nonderivative Thing?" (990nn), the answer being, "No."

an idea for a fake review of my DFW story (from Infinite Jest)

—p.163 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago