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My Season of David Foster Wallace Update: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", "This is Water"

I began my season of David Foster Wallace reading Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. It’s a collection of short stories which as the title implies largely contain hideous men. 498 more words

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (Part II: Finding Wallace - Short Stories)

It was difficult chosing where to start reading David Foster Wallace. One could argue that Infinite Jest should be the most obvious recommendation based on its popularity and reputation but most reviews do point out that, although rewarding at the end, it is still a daunting tasks due to its size, non-linear reading structure and style. 1,028 more words


How I discovered the figure of David Foster Wallace (Part I: Finding Wallace)

I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for the last ten minutes trying to figure out why I should write this post. My main concern is that it will only make sense to me and that, even after I make the proverbial thirty revisions creating a somewhat coherent text from beginning to end from what would otherwise be a collection of random  and unrelated anecdotes,  it will seem incoherent/redundant/stupid/pointless (reader’s choice). 1,524 more words


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


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