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November 11, 2006

  • Here's the Eggers foreword some of you have been asking about. Kindly available via LA Weekly

November 11, 2006
  • Check out the press release below about "Jest Fest"

    Housing Works Bookstore Café

    JEST FEST ‘06

    The 10th Anniversary Celebration of David Foster Wallace’s INFINITE JEST

    Thursday, November 16, 7PM

    Admission is free, but donated books are welcome and encouraged

    November 3, 2006. . . . In cooperation with the National Books Critics Circle, we proudly present Jest Fest 06 on Thursday, November 16 at 7pm. Guests will include The Office's John Krasinski, The Onion's Todd Hanson, Time Magazine's Lev Grossman, and Salon's Laura Miller.

    In celebration of the tenth anniversary of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, we bring you an evening of readings from a wide cast of fans, who will be reading and discussing the book. Audience participation is required too; people are encouraged to get up and read favorite passages.

    Lev Grossman is a book critic and technology writer for Time Magazine. He is the author of two novels, Warp and Codex, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

    Todd Hanson is the head writer for The Onion, the world’s most popular humor publication.

    John Krasinski plays Jim Halpert on NBC’s “The Office.” He also appears in the films “Jarhead,” “Kinsey,” and the upcoming Christopher Guest film, "For Your Consideration.”

    Laura Miller is a critic at Salon. Her reviews have also appeared in the New York Times.


    Housing Works Bookstore Café

    126 Crosby Street (one block east of Broadway between Houston and Prince) Subway: W, R to Prince; B, D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker General Information: (212) 334-3324

    Housing Works Bookstore Café Fighting AIDS One Book At A Time Housing Works Bookstore Café is an independent cultural center that offers patrons a unique opportunity to join the fight against AIDS and homelessness. Arts-based philanthropy in practice, we allow visitors to make a difference simply by buying or donating books; eating at our cafe; coming to concerts, readings, and special events; or volunteering for our staff.

    We are a non-profit organization that relies entirely on donations to stock our store and volunteers to run it. All proceeds directly benefit our parent organization, Housing Works, Inc., the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service provider. Housing Works provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. As an activist organization, we are committed to implementing the systemic changes necessary to ensure that AIDS and public health policies are sound in concept and equitable in administration.

  • Also, I understand the new IJ release is about half the physical thickness of the previous edition! (I've also read the Eggers intro, it's good and does a good job of trying to draw new readers).
November 2, 2006
  • November 13th and the release of the 10th Anniversary edition of Infinite Jest is fast approaching, you can pre-order it over at Amazon:
  • To tide you over until its release, you really must check out Greg Carlisle's fabulous work in progress: The Connectedness of All Events: A Study of Wallace's Infinite Jest. I can't wait until this is finished.
  • Oh yeah, in case you've been hiding under a very large and soundproof rock for the last few months the new Thomas Pynchon novel is up for release soon too!
August 20, 2006
  • I can confirm that the The 10th Anniversary edition of Infinite Jest is on its way and it will have a foreword written by Dave Eggers. There will be more to report about the 10th anniversary celebrations I expect...
  • New essay by DFW! Federer as Religious Experience. Part of the New York Times 'Play Magazine' and well worth the read.
August 11, 2006
  • The 10th Anniversary edition of Infinite Jest is on its way and word is that it'll have a foreword written by Dave Eggers... no update other than a placeholder with zero information (no foreword mentioned) for a November 2nd release at Amazon. Anyone out there know anything about this? (Email me using the address at the bottom of the page if you do.)

July 23, 2006
  • The Howling Fantods is still alive, thanks for all the enquiries. The message board (which, yes, is old and horrible) used to have lots of great stuff in there and was why I was keeping it. That is until EZboard was hacked and we lost all the good stuff. I'm not sure if having a new message board is a good idea, the host certainly provides for one. I am still working on a major overhaul, not really in looks or content, just moving over to a CMS so I can manage everything effectively. The plan is to have it all done by the 10 year anniversary of this site... March next year.
    On with the news:
    • Jack from "Ellipsis… Literary Serials and Narrative Culture" emailed me (back in May, unsure how I forgot to post this) the Eight Greats section from the inaugural issue. It features The Broom of the System. Eight Greats (pdf)
    • DFW's The Nature of Fun online for your reading pleasure. (Thanks George)
    • The 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men' movie. Based on reports it would appear that John Krasinski (Jim in the US version of The Office) is making a movie based on the short stories (I guess we assume short stories rather than just one of them).
      Further info:

April 11, 2006
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