Don’t forget the Brothers Karamazov!

James Orin Incandenza Jr. is to Fyodor Karamazov as Orin Incandenza is to Dmitri Karamazov as Hal Incandenza is to Ivan Karamazov as Mario Incandenza is to Alexei Karamazov.

Okay, so, what does all this mean then?  Um.  Canelli, what does all this mean?

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  1. Luigus

    Ooo. I like this. I don’t know what to do with it yet. But I like it.

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    1. dasfuller (Post author)

      Yo, this is why I had us read Brothers Karamazov back in the summer: it was prep work for rereading Infinite Jest! Also, “The Brothers Incandenza” isn’t an original thought of mine. It’s just something I remembered when I was thinking about the description of Hal and Mario’s dinner with the Moms and CT. Here’s the original article:

      http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/texas_studies_in_literature_and_language/v049/49.3jacobs.pdf

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