David Foster Wallace Wiki: Infinite Jest
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This is the newly created Wiki for David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, published in 1996 by Little Brown. Besides using the page-by-page annotation, you can also take a look at Vineland covers, read the reviews, or provide insights or observations.
How to Use this Wiki
The Spoiler-Free Annotations by Page allows the reader to look up and contribute allusions and references while reading the book, in a convenient and spoiler-free manner.
Apart from that, it's up to you.
Page by Page Annotations
An alternate form of commentary on the text. The guiding principle of these annotations is to remain spoiler-free, so that readers can follow along without the fear that later parts of the book will be revealed. The proprietors of Babies of Wackiness, John Diebold and Michael Goodwin, graciously allowed us to incorporate their Reader's Guide to Vineland as a starting point for this section.
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