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  1. In 1981, Franco Zefirelli directed the film Infinite Love, and in 2016, Alejandro Jodorowsky directed the film Infinite Poetry. In 1974, The Beach Boys released the album Endless Summer, in 2006, The Who recorded the album Endless Wire, and in 2014, Pink Floyd recorded the album Endless River. In 2001, the game “Infinite Forest” (where you need to play as deer) was released, and in 2014 the game “Infinite Legend”was released. There were also the games ” Infinite Summer “(Russian eroge about a pioneer camp) and “Infinite Space”, the comic book ” Infinite Crisis “(with Superman and Batman) and the humorous Korean TV program “Infinite Challenge”. Finally-back to the books — in 1979, Michael Ende wrote Infinite History.

    What does it all mean? That people like to play with the idea of infinity, putting in finite works the possibility of their constant interpretation, recombination of elements and values, cyclicity, serialization, and so on. Including expressing it in the organization of the text. I believe that David Foster Wallace had no idea who Galkovsky was; neither should Galkovsky care about Wallace. Huge hypertext treatise around Rozanov and a huge novel about marijuana, tennis, consumer society and adventures of the English language — quite different things; however, in addition to volume, they do have something in common: first of all, as you rightly said, is the idea of non-linearity of the text, which Galkovsky is expressed in the ability to read the text differently (see also experiment Cortazar), and Wallace — in a pile of footnotes and footnotes. And, of course, both texts are written by very smart people with excellent experience navigating their own cultures, and both loosely refer to postmodernism.

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