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The Infinite Jest Liveblog: An Anticipated Retraction

September 24, 2011

This is the latest entry in Words, Words, Words the ongoing liveblog of David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest.” 

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September 24, 2011. An Anticipated Retraction Regarding Dave Eggers or DO Read the Introduction, N/A. I knew it was going to happen. I met Dave Eggers and he really is a very nice man. I didn’t dig his introduction to “Infinite Jest,” but I didn’t have to be such an a-hole about it.

And to really drive home the point, I met a woman who told me she read “Infinite Jest” because Dave Eggers inspired her to with his Introduction.

I met Dave Eggers and he is very nice

If you are Dave Eggers, my apologies. I stand by my substance, just not my abuse, and I still think the publisher needs to update the intro. If you are not Dave Eggers, then I suggest you help out, with money or volunteering, at one or all of the excellent 826 chapters that Eggers helped found — places that making the world better by tutoring and encouraging kids across the country.

Find out more about 826.

Read the full Infinite Jest Liveblog.

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