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JUDY ELLIOTT: A grandmother's 'way more than good luck' charm

MDJOnline.com - 28 May 2017
Several years ago, (12, in fact,) a fine young writer, David Foster Wallace, was asked to give the commencement address at Kenyon College. He was gifted, but no shrinking violet, and, certainly, in that time and place, not a speaker who could be ...
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Remembering Denis Johnson

Vulture - 27 May 2017
You can count it out on your hand: Nelson Algren's The Man With the Golden Arm; the early novels of William S. Burroughs; Bruce J. Friedman's cocaine story “Lady”; all the addicts in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, especially Madame Psychosis in ...
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If You Join One Book Club in Dallas This Summer

D Magazine - 20 Jun 2017
If somebody tells you they have read Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace's enormous 1996 novel about addiction, entertainment, family, and tennis, among the many other things contained in its roughly 9 million pages, they are probably lying. Maybe they ...
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The author is absent

Daily Californian - 19 Jun 2017
The achievements of giants such as Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace and Hunter S. Thompson often seems secondary to their terrible personal pains — their own words are like small flowers growing in the shadows of their tragic ...
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Sex, Drugs and Marxism in 'Class'

New York Times - 21 Jun 2017
Like Addie Bundren in William Faulkner's “As I Lay Dying” and Susie Salmon in Alice Sebold's “The Lovely Bones,” Daria, the narrator of Francesco Pacifico's second novel, “Class,” is dead. Unlike Addie and Susie, Daria is (or was) a sexed-up Italian ...
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What are you worshipping?

Kearney Hub - 17 Jun 2017
Whenever I think of graduation speeches, I think of a classic by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in 2005. In this speech, Wallace aptly states, “In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no ...
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Modes of Stylish Knowing

Brooklyn Rail - 28 May 2017
In considering these two authors, David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Safran Foer, Hungerford models the rationalizations, prejudices, and infusions of present-day context by which any reader, even one of her own standing, assigns merit. Spend any time ...
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David Foster Wallace's Peaceful Prairie

New York Times - 29 Nov 2016
There is a spare beauty to the Illinois prairie, with winds swooshing between its wide sky and paper-flat fields. Central Illinois will often surprise visitors who don't realize there's much between St. Louis and Chicago. But the writer David Foster ...
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Establishment Media Looks in Vain for “Great Millennial Novel”

Splice Today - 19 Jun 2017
Generation X was spoiled, bookended by Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero in 1985 and David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest in 1996. The former was a stark depiction of rich kids doing drugs, each other, and not much else in the burnt plastic hell of Los ...

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