Wallace himself wrote, in my correspondence with him: “I too believe that most of the problems of what might be called ‘the tyranny of irony’ in today’s West can be explained almost perfectly in terms of Kierkegaard’s distinction between the aesthetic and the ethical life.”

– Allard Den Dulk, in “Beyond Endless “Aesthetic” Irony:
A Comparison Of The Irony Critique Of Søren Kierkegaard And David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest” (Studies in the Novel, volume 44, number 3)