Tuesday, June 30, 2015


According to David Foster Wallace (1), among the things one may learn in a substance recovery halfway house are:
  • That is is possible to learn valuable things from a stupid person.
  • That it takes effort to pay attention to any one stimulus for more than a few seconds.
  • That concentrating intently on anything is very hard work.
You learn that on the cushion, too.

(1)  I'm still working my way through Infinite Jest.

3 comments:

Luciano said...

Wow, that's great that you're reading it... I love that book, even though I still haven't managed to finish it; I'm about to pick it up again next month, for I'll have some free time. Last time I managed some 300 pages or so.

Have fun! Cheers from Brazil again ;)

Shokai said...

In that case, you might want to pick up this companion book to IJ - I've found it very helpful:
https://www.scribd.com/doc/269267314/EC-IJ-DFW

Are you reading it in English or a Portuguese translation?

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