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Quote #17: David Foster Wallace (2006)

We don’t think of ourselves as citizens in the old sense of being small parts of something larger and infinitely more important to which we have serious responsibilities.

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The Stigma of Suicide (A Pale King Metaphor)

We have a lot of compassion for people feeling suicidal but often too little for those who have taken their own lives. With good intentions, we use phrases like “giving up” or “throwing your life away.” The goal is to remind the living that their lives have value, but the result is a pressure on those struggling to persevere as they suffer emotional turmoil. 957 more words


Civics and selfishness (David Foster Wallace)

Chapter 19 David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King (or, §19, if you prefer the book’s conceit) begins with this paragraph—

‘There’s something very interesting about civics and selfishness, and we get to ride the crest of it.

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The Pale King

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

This post has spoilers for The Pale King

In David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel, The Pale King, there are three characters named David Wallace. 700 more words

Fictional Story Of Macy And Friends

David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form

David Hering discusses how his new book led him to explore the Wallace archive

How did you discover David Foster Wallace’s work?

I actually read his journalism first, before knowing who he was – I read his piece in Premiere on David Lynch back in 1997 when I was in my teens, and remember thinking that it was very good and idiosyncratic, but not remembering his name. 2,226 more words


Testament: The Pale King [Music Video]

Video: The Pale King
Band: Testament
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Album: Brotherhood Of The Snake
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Testament Premiere "The Pale King" Music Video

Testament have premiered a new video their song “The Pale King.” This track is from the band’s new album “Brotherhood Of The Snake,” which was released on October 28. 67 more words