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DFW's Universal Inner Child

Matt Feeney has posted an essay about Infinite Jest over at The American Scene, Infinite Manic Sadness: DFW's Universal Inner Child:
Either way, for Wallace, the formal extremity underwrites (aesthetically, I would say) a set of extremes of melodrama and pathos. Infinite Jest is a hilarious comedy, but it is also a sad, sad book of bitter pain and textbook addiction and abuse, and it is an old-fashioned romance...

See also Ned Resnikoff's David Foster Wallace and Nietzschean Nihilism

Last Updated on Monday, 06 September 2010 19:23  

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