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David Foster Wallace Serial Killer

David Foster Wallace wrote a story about a serial killer. Its in a book called Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. I don’t think the story has a title, but its on page 286 in the Kindle edition, and it is called interview number 20. 311 more words

David Foster Wallace

While I debate whether I should read Ulysses, Infinite Jest or Gravity’s Rainbow first, I will focus for now on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men! Any suggestions, people? 27 more words

Personal Life

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

Books + Comic Books

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