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David Foster Wallace
Birth date: February 21, 1962
Died: September 12, 2008
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 year 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
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 ...
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...
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