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November 29, 2013 chris 0

David Foster Wallace: The future of fiction in the information age (on the Charlie Rose Show)

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November 29, 2013 chris 0

“The point here is that the idea of a Private Language, like Private Colors and most of the other solipsistic conceits with which this particular […]

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November 29, 2013 chris 0

David Foster Wallace on Charlie Rose

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November 23, 2013 chris 0

“Perhaps the greatest example of this movement between [narrative] registers, however, is the phrase Infinite Jest itself.  Over the course of the novel it moves […]

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November 18, 2013 chris 0

“Wallace is deeply suspicious of novelty, even as he scrambles to position himself on the cutting edge. His earlier collection of short fiction, Girl With […]

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November 17, 2013 chris 0

“You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship…In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there […]

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November 17, 2013 chris 0

“Wallace is, clearly, bent on taking the next step in fiction. He is carrying on the Pynchonian celebration of the renegade spirit in a world […]

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November 16, 2013 chris 0

“Whatever the explanation for his preoccupation with solipsism in Wittgenstein, Wallace never abandoned his fixation on sealed-off people. Few readers of Infinite Jest will forget […]

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November 13, 2013 chris 0

“[Michael] Pietsch was also still worried about how the parts [of Infinite Jest] fit together…Wallace insisted that the answers all existed, but just past the […]

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November 10, 2013 chris 0

“It was above all Wittgenstein’s technique that was of interest [to Wallace] — particularly his style in the Philosophical Investigations, in which he revived, through […]