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(i must admit, though.. owning a 10th anniversary edition of Infinite Jest is tempting. what do you all think of dave eggers, by the way?)
I'm interested in the new edition of Infinite Jest, but mostly because mine is so tattered. A book that hefty probably shouldn't have been released as a paperback!
however: his intro (preface?) to 40 stories was completely inane and doesn't set a good precedent for the IJ rerelease. the early word on which, by the way, was that it would be coming in at a lower price point to attract a new generation of readers. i'm not sure if that means they're retreating to the pb's original price ($15) or going even lower—which i think would probably entail a change to the trim size (there's a fairly compact UK edition that i'm not sure about the in-print status of).
Anyway, if you haven't read IJ yet (though it would seem a near pre-requesite for interest in American post-modernism) the 10th anniversary is a perfect way to try it.
eggers's foreword ended up getting published online:
as for how a lost boys novel could end up not be compelling reading i invite you to examine landfills full of horrible holocaust fiction. but nonetheless i've heard almost exclusively good things about what is the what.