Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

by

David Foster Wallace

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WYYY Term Analysis

M.I.T.’s student-run radio station, home of Madame Psychosis’s cult radio show “Those Were the Legends That Formerly Were.”
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WYYY Term Timeline in Infinite Jest

The timeline below shows where the term WYYY appears in Infinite Jest. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 32
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Late October Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment. The show before Madame Psychosis’s on WYYY is called “Those Were the Legends That Formerly Were,” and features students reading in “silly... (full context)
Chapter 58
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The grad student WYYY engineer has been taking endless calls from worried listeners, neither confirming nor denying rumors that... (full context)
Chapter 69
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...down Joelle, having discovered that she was Madame Psychosis. They have kidnapped and tortured the WYYY engineer, forcing him to tell them everything he knew about Joelle’s whereabouts. They have exposed... (full context)