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The Four Month Itch

It has been a while since I have written in here, but it was a much-needed break, probably more for you than I. But alas, the brain and writing muscles have had their rest (kind of) and now it is time to continue spewing words (clearly with a dramatic flair). 319 more words

100 Years Of Solitude

David Foster Wallace in Nature

I once watched an interview in which Jonathan Franzen speculated about a solemn difference between the late David Foster Wallace and everybody else, including Franzen. It’s a story many who occasion this sort of marginalia will be familiar with. 941 more words


David Foster Wallace on Our Civic Responsibilities and Being Less Selfish

Always so beautifully, intellectually and introspectively written, here an excerpt from my favorite author DFW – chapter 19 of his unfinished novel The Pale King… 335 more words


I was, In A Way, Too Free

I knew, sitting there, that I might be a real nihilist, that it wasn’t always just a hip pose. That I drifted and quit because nothing meant anything, no one choice was really better. 137 more words