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January 11, 2014 chris 0

“If you operate, which most of us do, from the premise that there are things about the contemporary U.S. that make it distinctively hard to […]

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December 16, 2013 chris 0

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’ […]

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December 8, 2013 chris 0

“…the inflatable dendriurethane dome, known as the Lung, that covers the middle row of courts for the winter indoor season” (Infinite Jest 51).

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December 6, 2013 chris 0

IDEAS: Do you miss Boston? WALLACE: I miss parts of Brighton and Allston and the Back Bay very much.  But I lived there for only […]

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December 1, 2013 chris 0

“…this flamboyant novel is also one of the most down-to-earth books you will ever read.  At its very core, this book is a critique of […]

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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 […]