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Foster Wallace's essay on the ethics of eating lobster

Johns Hopkins News-Letter - 29 Mar 2018
I will never be able to explain or summarize his essay and capture all of its elegance, but the crux of Wallace's reasoning is that lobsters are able to feel and react to pain, and the fact that they struggle and try to escape while being boiled ...
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Most Shocking Revelations Of The Comey Memos

The Onion (satire) - 20 Apr 2018
Even though the extensive use of footnotes suggests Comey was influenced by David Foster Wallace, his terse, masculine prose is all Hemingway. Trump appears to be actively and consciously choosing to do the things he does and say the things he says ...
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'The Recovering' Review: When Another Drink Will Kill You

Wall Street Journal - 20 Apr 2018
she asks, but never answers). After a while, it begins to feel as if she's outsourcing the fearless self-exposure to other, more famous and mostly dead writers and artists, who also happened to be drunks and who (for the most part) also got sober ...
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Leslie Jamison's 'The Recovering' is more than a recovery memoir

Los Angeles Times - 29 Mar 2018
(Jamison did her PhD dissertation on addiction and creativity.) But the paradox is that they work because they give a sense, perhaps as viscerally as the personal material, of the writer using everything she has to flounder toward some sort of meaning ...
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'The Recovering' shatters addiction and recovery myths

WTOP - 16 Apr 2018
by Leslie Jamison. With a somber tone, intricate detail and multilayered storytelling, Leslie Jamison's “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” lays bare the myths surrounding artists and addiction. The work consists of several narratives ...
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Book review: 'The Recovering' shatters addiction and recovery myths

Worcester Telegram - 18 Apr 2018
by Leslie Jamison. With a somber tone, intricate detail and multilayered storytelling, Leslie Jamison's “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” lays bare the myths surrounding artists and addiction. The work consists of several narratives ...
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Graduate Students: The School of Fine Arts' best kept secret Part 2

UConn Daily Campus - 18 Apr 2018
To remind herself of where her practice stems from, she remembers a second hand quote she read from writer David Foster Wallace about how he viewed writing. “He's talking about writing, but I think it's true about how I view making work, is that there ...
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ArtWalk swings into spring

The Daily Planet - 03 Apr 2018
An inspiration for this exhibit is the title of the speech the late novelist David Foster Wallace gave at Kenyon College (in Gambier, Ohio). Called “This Is Water,” it included “a parable of two fish who were so wrapped up in their own existences, they ...
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Can Sobriety Be as Interesting as Addiction? A Writer Wonders

New York Times - 17 Apr 2018
Instead, as she continues her quest, she presents herself as discovering successful fiction dealing with recovery by Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson and David Foster Wallace, while holding on to the fantasy that she alone must invent a memoir that ...
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Cepeda: To overcome boredom, consider the 'Moby-Dick' of taxes ...

The Ledger - 18 Apr 2018
This year, we got two extra days to file our taxes. Due to a combination of April 15 landing on a Sunday and Emancipation Day in the nation's capital on Monday, the deadline was the 17th. It's the end of a long slog for those whose tax season starts in ...
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Whisky, ink and the road to ruin

The Economist - 12 Apr 2018
She discovers work by Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson and David Foster Wallace that proves talent and recovery can be combined. She is even grateful for “the common currency of a phrase like Take it one day at a time, which seemed stupid until it didn't ...
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The vain quest for the great post-Lehman novel

Financial Times - 20 Apr 2018
The generation that came of age in the second world war produced some extraordinary literature in the peace. Philip Larkin and John Updike became the unofficial laureates of England and America while still in their thirties. Their heirs, the baby ...
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Leslie Jamison's Road to “Recovering”

Village Voice - 19 Apr 2018
In contrast, David Foster Wallace was “the opposite of the minimalist” — and, therefore, a source of inspiration. “I very much responded to [Wallace's] idea of sober writing as expansion,” she tells me. “I wanted my book to lean into the possibilities ...
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The Making Of A Quiet Place, by John Krasinski

Empire - 20 Apr 2018
Before I got The Office I had adapted this book by David Foster Wallace that had meant a great deal to me called Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. I remember The Office had just come on the air and I was having lunch with Rainn. At the time I was ...

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