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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an American writer and university instructor of English and creative writing. His novel Infinite Jest (1996) was listed by Time magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005. His last novel, The Pale King (2011), was a final selection for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2012.

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Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of ...

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Hear this or not, as you will. Learn it now, or later -- the world has time. Routine, repetition, te ...

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For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutti ...

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I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please cou ...

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Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict ...

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The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.

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I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.

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All I'm saying is that it's shortsighted to blame TV. It's simply another symptom. TV didn't invent ...

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Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expres ...

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I felt, as I became a later and later bloomer, alienated not just from my own recalcitrant glabrous ...

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We're not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader's own li ...

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Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being aro ...

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That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way ...

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My worst character flaw that I'm conscious of is that I tend to think my way into circles instead of ...

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Or I can choose to force myself to consider the likelihood that everyone else in the supermarket's c ...

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