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Wallace's other novel, Infinite Jest (1996), can be said to be a more refined extension of many or all of The Broom of the System's concerns, with slightly less philosophical content, but with a much greater level of difficulty—Infinite Jest weighs in at 1079 pages with some 388 endnotes (with some endnotes containing their own footnotes).

In Infinite Jest, similar examinations of The Broom of the System's considerations of toxic irony, solipsism, existential despair, communication, and art as a healer of existential isolation appear, though with a greater emphasis on aesthetic ideals.

Other collections of short fiction include Girl with Curious Hair (1989) and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999). As well, Wallace has published a collection of originally published journalistic essays entitled, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997). These essays themselves are every bit as entertaining, enjoyable, and enriching as Wallace's fiction, and offer similarly prescient...

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