Thursday, May 21, 2009

Infinite Summer

I imagine most of you will know of this by now, but there is a group reading of Infinite Jest that will be held this summer between June 21st and September 22nd.

Details here.

Infinite Jest seems like it will be the perfect book for this kind of undertaking; a lot of interesting people are already signed up, and DFW has always seemed to evoke from his readers a wondrous sense of community and connectedness, especially so, unfortunately, since his death.

I am not sure exactly how discussions will be held or what kinds of platforms will be used—the twitter hashtag #infsum is already being used, and I imagine a lot of communication will be collected there and on the Infinite Summer website.

I will be posting periodic updates on this blog about my progress and thoughts as I work my way through it; please join in with comments here, in addition to the other sites.

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