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David Foster Wallace and Sentimentality

“What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human […] is probably to be unavoidably sentimental and naïve and goo-prone and generally pathetic.” 1,580 more words

Reading Update: The Pain Behind Dark Comedy

Hello and good evening! I hope you’re having a good night and enjoying it in the loving company of either yourself or those closest to you. 890 more words

Blogging

Reading Update: From YA to Verbal Gymnastics

Greetings! I apologize for uploading this blog post two days behind my set schedule. I took some Me time Thursday to make ravioli from scratch with friends, then go to the movies. 535 more words

Blogging

David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form

David Hering discusses how his new book led him to explore the Wallace archive

How did you discover David Foster Wallace’s work?

I actually read his journalism first, before knowing who he was – I read his piece in Premiere on David Lynch back in 1997 when I was in my teens, and remember thinking that it was very good and idiosyncratic, but not remembering his name. 2,226 more words

Literature

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

David Foster Wallace is best known for Infinite Jest, but secondarily for his magazine and nonfiction writing. This collection of short stories is neither but is certainly worth the read, especially if you enjoyed his most popular novel. 329 more words

Reading

A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life

‘A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life’ was first published in 1998, a year before Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in Ploughshares (a literary journal based at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts). 721 more words

What I Read: June 2016

To help me stay on track in my 2016 goals, I’m documenting the books I read all year. Here’s what I read in June: 1,492 more words

Writing