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He is also credited with **introducing the symbol** {\infty} for **infinity**. He similarly .....
He slept badly and often **did** mental calculations as he lay awake in his bed.

www.amazon.com/Everything-More-Compact-History-Infinity/dp/0393339289

With a new introduction by Neal Stephenson. ... David Foster Wallace brings his
intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura ... No one ever did that before.

observer.com/2003/11/proliferating-paradoxes-infinity-lost-in-translation/

Nov 17, 2003 ... There were some good signs: The jacket portrait shows the author sitting in ... To
Mr. Wallace's credit, he doesn't dwell on the infinity/crazy connection. ... Zeno
introduced the idea-to the West, at least-that infinities are a peck of ... Cantor then
did the unthinkable, finding different “sizes” of infinity-s...

www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/history/infinity.pdf

time, introduces the ideas of the infinitesimal and the infinite process. In this spirit,
the circle ... Curiously, the prospect of time having no beginning did not perplex
the. Greeks, nor other .... In 1657 Wallis gives the symbol,. , which indicates an ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2003/oct/18/featuresreviews.guardianreview9

Oct 18, 2003 ... Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity ... David Foster Wallace starts
straight in with Cantor but takes a look back at his ... is remote in sense from the
mathematical symbol for infinity, the invention of the English ... system of
numeration, and having no zero and no algebra, really did pretty well.

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Apr 1, 2011 ... matter of our manipulating abstractions until the noun 'infinity' has no real referent
? —David Foster .... Wallace introduces the culture of substance abuse at .... It is
even possible to prove rigorously (as Cantor did) that these ..... thus the symbol of
abstraction, takes the place of Pynchon's Rocket 0000...

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Wallace opted to connect the idea of "infinity" with the infinity symbol, the ...
Wallace did not receive an academic training in science the way Pynchon did.

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Oct 17, 2003 ... To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. .... (One thesis of
Neal Stephenson's introduction is that this was a .... a certain infamous scene in
Wallace's wonderful novel Infinite Jest. ...... I gave it an earnest try, swear I did, but
, alas, after a certain point I was pretty much just read...

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Alighieri's Divina Commedia in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. (Under the ...
serve as an ironic reinterpretation of stable allegory and they introduce the
promise of truth only to disprove it later. .... It is a symbol that Robert Alter has
noted in the novels of. Nabokov. ...... He is also someone who disliked and did
p...

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Dec 6, 2012 ... Infinite Jest, Max wrote in The New Yorker, was a ... It happens when Max is
introducing a person in Wallace's life called Big Craig. ... Only at McLean did the
staff convince him that “if he didn't stop abusing [drugs and .... There could be no
more dramatic symbol of the depth of trouble that the addict is in t...