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Hemingway died one day and Pynchon was born the next (DeLillo on Pynchon)

It was as though, in some odd quantum stroke, Hemingway died one day and Pynchon was born the next. One literature bends into another. Pynchon has made American writing a broader and stronger force.

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What David Foster Wallace Taught Paul Thomas Anderson

The Paris Review has transcribed a recent interview with the American filmmaker:

Paul Thomas Anderson: When I was at Emerson for that year, David Foster Wallace, who was a great writer who was not known then, was my teacher—he was my English teacher … It was the first teacher I fell in love with. 157 more words


“That’s what it all comes down to in the end,” he said. ” A person spends his life saying good-bye to other people. How does he say good-bye to himself?”

-Don Delillo, White Noise


“Would you prefer to know the exact date and time of your death?”
“Absolutely not. It’s bad enough to fear the unknown. … Exact dates would drive many to suicide…”

-Don Delillo, White Noise


I wish I could lose interest in myself.

-Paraphrased from Don Delillo, White Noise


Trapped In Dim Twilight

“There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?” 154 more words


throwing down some more on the scales -- further notes on Don Delillo's Libra

Delillo’s writing is hard for me to get my head around. like, i dont know what precisely im making out of it, but i do know im enjoying myself a great deal.  2,002 more words

White Supremacy