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Xilocaína emocional e o Grande Tubarão Branco

Eu vinha querendo escrever um texto sobre depressão desde que eu tive que experienciá-la por um (felizmente) breve período (resultado de uma decisão minha em mudar minha medicação pra ansiedade sem consultar minha médica antes… é, eu sei, idiota). 1,292 more words

Infinite Jest/Infinite Summer

I may be taking my life into my hands but I have committed to reading David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest, this summer. My writers workshop, of which I have spoken often, has set aside 13 Tuesday nights for discussion of this monster piece of work. 246 more words


A U.S. of modern A. where the State is not a team or a code, but a sort of sloppy intersection of desires and fears (Infinite Jest)

…but who can imagine this training serving its purpose in an experialist and waste-exporting nation that’s forgotten privation and hardship and the discipline which hardship teaches by requiring?

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a great big wooden spoon

“‘Relax, do bongs, kick back, look at lingerie catalogues, eat granola with a great big wooden spoon,’ Struck says wistfully.”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest


The End of the Tour (2015)

“I want precisely what he has already.”

In 2005, the late David Foster Wallace famously delivered the commencement speech for Kenyon College titled This Is Water.  892 more words


In Praise of Narrative Ambiguity (or, Why You'll Never "Solve" the 'Mad Men' Finale)

A strange thing happened on the Internet this morning: pretty much every news outlet, reputable and otherwise, that has any interest in Mad Men (so all of them, basically) reported that Matthew Weiner had explained the ending to the show’s last episode at a talk with novelist A.M. 988 more words


Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest



passably clever

completely pointless

superfluous logorrhea

spawn of PC Elitist writers

reads like a math textbook

This is the T.S. Eliot Effect

terminally adolescent drivel. 894 more words