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You did read the best book ever written, right?

>> No.13966498

Yes but then I read infinite jest which was kind of a disappointment

>> No.13966501

Pic unrelated

>> No.13966533

I did actually get meme'd into reading IJ cover to cover. Pretty good but not the best.

>> No.13966550

You mean Ulysses? yes, twice

>> No.13966576

post feet

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>> No.13966624

Yes. It’s called The Holy Bible.

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Step aside, cis scum

>> No.13966910

AOC? Are you here officially?

>> No.13966948

you're cute..

>> No.13966973

unironically what is the purpose of the wardine chapter? am I a brainlet or is it just pointless?

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>> No.13966983

It is back story and ties Clennette (narrator of the chapter) to Roy Tony.

>> No.13967070

She be cry

>> No.13967261

Is it hard to read? Not a native speaker, but I usually don't have much problem reading books in english. Lolita was kinda tough, but simply because I had to look up words on almost every page.

>> No.13967271

I'm working up to it. Reading some of his essays right now. Some of them are making me bust up laughing while others are kind of irritatingly twee (the John McCain one mostly). I really like the way that he uses footnotes as a kind of 'punchline delivery' method. That's some of the best 'timing' I've seen in text-based comedy.

>> No.13967275

I am a native speaker and I found it hard to read because it's a shitty book.

>> No.13967334

ESL here. It's an easy read in terms of language. The author uses slang sometimes (like "D.T.s" instead of "the shakes"), but everything is explained either in the main text or the end-notes

>> No.13967395

You'll probably need a dictionary handy to look up the occasional "maxillofacial" or "hypophalangial", but otherwise it's not a difficult text.

>> No.13967406

>Editora 34
The only right way to right the Russians in our God forsaken land

>> No.13967969

True, anon.

>> No.13968516

based paulista

>> No.13970077

As if "the shakes" isn't a slang term?

>> No.13970122

I'm reading it right now. I read the first 200 pages very quickly, but now I'm stalled. It's very good, but not even close to something like The Recognitions or even Tristram Shandy.

>> No.13970243

>(like "D.T.s" instead of "the shakes")
The D.T.s and the shakes are two different things. The D.T.s often include shakes but also include things like confusion, delusion, outright hallucination, seizures and death. Shakes are often just a mental thing caused by the stress of being without, D.T.s are a whole different level and are caused by the physical withdrawal from alcohol.

>> No.13970250

you can't compare poor dfw to Gaddis. Gaddis was a genius.

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Yes. I haven't been able to feel the same way ever since.

>> No.13972060

Yes but only the king James version.

>> No.13972083

It was only cool when you shilled House of Leaves the first time.

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>> No.13972489

alienate people who aren't racist

>> No.13972567

I wish it were true.

>> No.13972766

I love DFWs essays and short stories, but something about IJ felt too 'american' for me to really get into.

>> No.13972773

>but something about IJ felt too 'american' for me to really get into.
He was American, writing about American culture, what the fuck did you expect?

>> No.13972784

Why so mad? Never said I didn't expect it
I tend to like DFWs American-ness and his insights on life and anxieties there (the state fair one is one of my favorites), but IJ in particular seemed to double down on that and became too much for me

>> No.13972793

Not mad at all, it was just one of the most idiotic things I have seen said about it. It is like complaining about a history book having too much history.

>> No.13972798

How old are you? Can't believe I have to explain so basic. Nothing I said is meant as a detriment on DFW or his writing, more so an explanation on why I personally wasn't able to get into Infinite Jest.

>> No.13972814

I get that completely, It is just that a big part of what the book is about is, American culture.

>> No.13973369

I measure my dick everyday

>> No.13973555

Maxilofacial is known to any blue blooded incel.

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