Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — one of our Writing New York TAs, Meg Hammond, wrote an excellent analysis of this chapter in which she proposed that it could be used as an interpretive prism for the novel as a whole. To find out more about her argument and read some other sundry thoughts about the chapter, take a look at this post over at patell.org.
The chapter is marvelously rendered by Keith Collins, complete with appropriate sound effects. The visual accompaniment today is a silkscreen print by Oliver Clegg entitled THE QUESTION IS NOT WHAT U LOOK AT BUT WHAT YOU SEE (2008; 90 x 120cm silkscreen print on cartridge paper). It was photographed by Nicole Heiniger and is provided to the “Big Read” courtesy of the artist. Visit the site to see it in high resolution.