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“Infinite Jest” Isn’t Always Funny

I read this when it first came out in 1996, or has he would put in a footnote, 1996BS.

Pages 68-78 have a harrowing, riveting account. A well-spoken, self-aware and intelligent patient in the psych ward discusses with her doctor her very convincing and real reason — severe depression — for her repeated suicide attempts.

Now that we know the author’s fate, this section becomes really important.

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