“Infinite Jest” Reaffirms The Power of Confession
David Foster Wallace’s book, Infinite Jest, is unique: hilarious and bleak, enlightening and depressing. Wallace tried on two separate occasions to become Catholic but sadly was never baptised. You can feel his striving and yearning, looking for the Truth. Tragically, he killed himself when he was only 46 and we will never know whether he would’ve made it to Rome or what insight he would shed on our current culture.
Much of the tome concerns addiction and how deep pain, or a frightening vacuum, makes people turn to drugs and alcohol. This is certainly true and can be seen with