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David Foster Wallace
Birth date: February 21, 1962
Died: September 12, 2008
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 2 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 2 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 ...
Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it 2 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...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
It is hard to consider this collection of "interviews" without considering the author's subsequent suicide. Each of the stories concerns a very educated very conflicted man generally dealing with his relationships with a woman or women in general. The voice throughout is colloquial and often power...
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
19891993Weird and wonderful. One of three novels that convinced me not to pursue an MFA. I couldn't be that funny, or strange, or creative, although I did dress like Lenore for a while, well, sometimes. 2016 It's never the same book twice. The book I read as a recent college grad, who was wonde...
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