Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

Author

Consider David Foster Wallace
by multiple authors


131

David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction

examining the idea that DFW is a vanguard in this post-postmodernism wave of authorial sincerity, through the lens of Lionel Trilling's 1972 book Sincerity and Authenticity, where sincerity has to do with inter-personal communication and authenticity simply means being true to the self. sincerity is dialogic in the sense that it requires the reader to participate. great essay

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131

David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction

examining the idea that DFW is a vanguard in this post-postmodernism wave of authorial sincerity, through the lens of Lionel Trilling's 1972 book Sincerity and Authenticity, where sincerity has to do with inter-personal communication and authenticity simply means being true to the self. sincerity is dialogic in the sense that it requires the reader to participate. great essay

5 / 3

3

David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas

on DFW being a novelist of ideas. most criticism refers to the essay-interview nexus of E Unibus Pluram & the preceding McCaffery interview. mentions his Dostoyevskian influences. centered about three pieces of dialogue: LaVache and Lenore talking about Gramma on the hill; Marathe talking about freedom-to vs freedom-from; section 19 of TPK and what it says about DFW's own beliefs (in finding a moral system in a moralless landscape, and moving beyond politics).

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3

David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas

on DFW being a novelist of ideas. most criticism refers to the essay-interview nexus of E Unibus Pluram & the preceding McCaffery interview. mentions his Dostoyevskian influences. centered about three pieces of dialogue: LaVache and Lenore talking about Gramma on the hill; Marathe talking about freedom-to vs freedom-from; section 19 of TPK and what it says about DFW's own beliefs (in finding a moral system in a moralless landscape, and moving beyond politics).

8 / 0