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Explore David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

Facilitated by Boston College Professor, Christopher Boucher

There's still time to start reading or re-freshing your memory of the 1996 epic novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace with Princetonians and friends.  

Our meeting is set for Sunday, February 28 at 2 pm in the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.  Our discussion facilitator will be Boston College Assistant Professor, Chrisopher Boucher, who offers a course entitled "Walking Infinite Jest:  A Bostonian's Reading of Infinite Jest." For this meeting, we'll be discussing, not walking, but there is the possibility of a sequel.

Professor Boucher will help us to raise the most important topics of this all-encompassing novel of the future--which takes place mostly in Boston and Cambridge at readily identifiable landmarks--like the Boston Public Library itself.  Wallace offers insightful, wittily absurd takes on elite athletics, clandestine government operations between the U.S. Mexico and Canada, addiction, mass media and technology--and much more.

We so far have declared readers ranging from the Class of 1976 to the Class of 2001.  All comers who are excited to take this 1000+ page journey with David Foster Wallace are welcome.  Feel free to raise discussion topics and questions in advance by e-mail, if you'd like, and it's helpful if you can let us know that you are planning to come, but feel free to just drop in.  Contact Mary Koger '86 with further questions or to join in:  mkskoger@alumni.princeton.edu

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