This was 14 years, 2 days ago

Here is a reiteration of an idea mentioned in an interview between Michael Silverblatt and David Foster Wallace, about Infinite Jest. Here is the book, in two dimensions:

Vertically: the narrative flows into and around the structure of the book, nestling into the lower areas, naturally fragmented due to the laws of gravity, storytelling.

Horizontally: the Koch curve timeline runs jagged, folding upon folding upon itself, with an infinite length, an infinite amount of detail, the molecules of the Incandenza family visible somewhere in the curve, and more.

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The narrative starts; our characters are introduced.

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and the denouement, which rather than being an 'ending', is the fulfillment of the tip of a complete structure (the narrative of events):

The storyline is not integration; it's not the area under the curve, but rather the limitless area above it: literature, starting on a platform of fiction, growing into the aether above.

More on this later.