David Foster Wallace’s use of disenfranchised voices in Infinite Jest (1996) receives little critical attention. Clenette Henderson and yrstruly’s narratives raise issues of taboo subjects: child sexual abuse, drug-addiction, and prostitution. A close reading of their voices aims to break over twenty years of critical silence by exposing such taboos.
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Ch-ch-check it owt: FORUM Journal (University of Edinburgh)
“Saturn Devouring His Son,” Francisco Goya, c. 1819-1823