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David Foster Wallace
Birth date: February 21, 1962
Died: September 12, 2008
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Book Thoughts rated it 2 weeks ago
This "book" is simply a printed edition of a graduation speech David Foster Wallace gave at a liberal arts college. I thought a quick read to start the near year by a new author and thinker who many people rave about would be nice. I enjoyed his message of how we are all the center of our own univer...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 months ago
I'm about a hundred pages off finishing it for the second time, and I didn't even realise that February was the 10th anniversary. Either way, the second reading has been infinitely better than the first. There has been no grappling with the semantic and syntactical difficulties of the first read and...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 8 months ago
I've been treating myself to rereads of books and authors I love, and I just reached to the Wallace shelf the other day with my eyes closed, so this got read again, and only for the second complete (cover-to-cover) time since I bought it because I didn't like it loads the first time. Honestly, if it...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 8 months ago
Years ago (elsewhere) I gave this five stars. When I reread it this week, I downgraded it to four and just now changed it back halfway. Here's why: A quote from DT Max's biography puts this pretty well. The publisher on the reason they took it: Broom was different, that it used postmodernism in new ...
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Tea, Cats, and Books rated it 3 years ago
Oh gosh, what to say about this book. Well, this is my first David Foster Wallace book. I've known people who think he's brilliant and then I've also talked to people who are not so fond of him. I'm not going to form an opinion off of one book, though. Brief Interviews had its moment of brillianc...
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