Definitive Jest
January 1, 2012 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Definitive Jest
Definitive Jest is a vocabulary-building and SNOOT-approved word-of-the-day blog centered around David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is, in my mind, a nearly-incomparable novel. It is rich and dense, and also initially challenging. The determined reader, however, is well-rewarded for her/his efforts. Plot-structure complications aside, one of these difficulties is the work's extremely erudite vocabulary.

As I re-read Infinite Jest, I've noted interesting or unusual words. These words form the content of Definitive Jest.
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posted by iftheaccidentwill (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Not sure if it's kosher for me to comment on my own project or not.

If anyone here enjoys doing up banner-type graphics/logos and wants to do something simple for the site, I'd be more than happy to promote you/your work by way of compensation.

I've been told the sight design is plain - which is, I think, pretty accurate.
posted by iftheaccidentwill at 4:44 PM on January 3, 2012

I love this...

I would love more a twitter account that alerted me to new postings in the form of:

@definitivejest word - brief definition - link to blog page

Also, it would be nice to see the sentence each word was used in quoted directly.
posted by j03 at 4:14 AM on January 4, 2012

Thank-you for the suggestions jO3. I'll look into the Twitter idea - I've never used it before, but probably a smart move.

As for the sentence, I'll be incorporating examples on occasion.
posted by iftheaccidentwill at 12:58 PM on January 4, 2012

Cool. A similar project lists many of the words here:
posted by mattbucher at 2:42 PM on January 4, 2012

j03: @DefinitiveJest

Thanks again!
posted by iftheaccidentwill at 11:17 AM on January 6, 2012

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