David Foster Wallace, who already appears to have secured himself a spot in America’s wing of the Western Canon, was a writer possessed of so many dazzling and unlikely faculties it is only to be expected that some of them should so far have gone unnoticed, or under-noticed, or subsumed in the fog of wholesale veneration. 3,230 more words
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David Foster Wallace’s lexicon was the stuff of legends. His widely acclaimed novel Infinite Jest contains over 20,000 unique words. While working my way through this extraordinarily lengthy and complex book, I defined and recorded every word I didn’t know. 1,434 more words
Fuck…shit…grr!!…gddmn….ugh!!….I swear to…..goddamn!!!! The hell is wrong with this stupid….ughhh!!!…………………….okay…I’m done.
I’m in a sad room with pale cubicles and fluorescent lights sucking the color out of the room, about to complete the GRE General exam. 1,988 more words
“Hello all. Next Tuesday, which will be our last meeting before we stop for Christmas, we’ll be discussing pp.181-211. These pages include the introduction of possibly my favourite character in the novel, Madame Psychosis; a map of Ennet House + surroundings; some more of the always-interesting Lyle; and a substantial section on Ennet and AA philosophy, which is the start of the stuff the novel is really deservedly famous for. 303 more words
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About This and Start Worrying About That
In an interview by Lisa Raskin in the most recent edition of Amherst magazine, David Kessler ’73 hypothesizes a common psychological mechanism for addiction, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and violent anger. 3,105 more words