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Quote of the Day

“No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from the horrific struggle. 278 more words

#314 Infinite Jest

According to the receipt I was using as a bookmark, it took a year and a month from me purchasing Infinite Jest for me to finish reading it – and fittingly it’s taken another month and a half for me to write about it. 373 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

The back matter

“Annotation may seem a mindless and mechanical task,” Louis Menand wrote a few years ago in The New Yorker. “In fact, it calls both for superb fine-motor skills and for adherence to the most exiguous formal demands.” Like most other aspects of writing, it can be all these things at once: mindless… 1,129 more words

Writing

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, or How To Get a Genius Grant

Best known for his 1,000+ page post-modern door-stopper Infinite Jest, for which he won a McArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” writer David Foster Wallace is also known for his use (some might say… 682 more words

Humor

Thought of the Day​

“We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately (…) To games or needles, to some other person.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Life

Film Review - The End of the Tour directed by John Ponsoldt

When I discovered that there was a movie based on David Foster Wallace’s life, I had to watch it! This is that movie – ‘ 713 more words

Film Review

On the Importance of Books (and War Movies).

Books are life, don’t you think? They are the kind of stuff that helps you to live a life you would like to live but in your own mind. 307 more words

Thoughts