David Foster Wallace in Boston

Christine Neulieb recently suggested giving the notoriously intimidating Infinite Jest a try. For those willing to take the plunge, here is a really cool site that includes photographs and descriptions of the real-life locations that David Foster Wallace included in the novel. If you're living in or near Boston, you could even take an Infinite Jest city tour. Whatever you do, though, stay away from Quebec; Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents can be pretty brutal.

On a side note, fellow Verdicts blogger Scott Moringiello (another big DFW fan) has alerted me to the fact that there is a totally unexpected connection between Wallace and, of all people, Justice Antonin Scalia. Who knew?

Anthony Domestico is Chair of the Literature Department at Purchase College, and a frequent contributor to Commonweal. His book Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period is available from Johns Hopkins University Press.

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