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The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors
Sept. 14, 2017 - Sept. 14, 2017

Done

Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 1996, edited by David Foster Wallace


9781564780973

Dalkey Archive Press, 1996. 193 pages.

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p.185
heteroglossia »
the presence of multiple voices or expressed vi...
p.71
villanelle »
(noun) a chiefly French verse form running on t...
p.165
jongleur »
an itinerant minstrel
p.156
etiology »
(noun) cause, origin / (noun) the cause of a di...
p.146
eschatology »
the part of theology concerned with death, judg...
p.117
the three eras of literary criticism
Life Before Theory (or the Time of Tweed). Roug...
p.95
Generation X
[...] Many of the books currently being manufac...
p.92
part of the lingua franca
There's also the possibility that in a society ...
p.88
I don't have the time
[...] No one will agree with this and I don't w...
p.87
whether literature survives
Does it make any difference whether literature ...

9

Second Thoughts

on writing fiction that doesn't necessarily mirror the scattered, meaningless times we live in

3 / 1
9

Second Thoughts

on writing fiction that doesn't necessarily mirror the scattered, meaningless times we live in

3 / 1
13

Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium

on Pynchon, Franzen (Strong Motion) et al whose novels have this belief that there is some evil conspiracy and if only we could dismantle it, things would be better

(the author doesn't say this explicitly, but my takeaway is: in the real world, there is no master plot, no big Other to keep as the enemy, which is the real horror)

7 / 0
13

Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium

on Pynchon, Franzen (Strong Motion) et al whose novels have this belief that there is some evil conspiracy and if only we could dismantle it, things would be better

(the author doesn't say this explicitly, but my takeaway is: in the real world, there is no master plot, no big Other to keep as the enemy, which is the real horror)

7 / 0
34

I'll Be Doing More of Same

I'm pretty sure chunks of this are lifted word-for-word from Why Bother (link), like the "technological consumerism is an infernal machine" thing, and the bit about black lesbians in NY, but I think there's some original stuff as well

0 / 0
34

I'll Be Doing More of Same

I'm pretty sure chunks of this are lifted word-for-word from Why Bother (link), like the "technological consumerism is an infernal machine" thing, and the bit about black lesbians in NY, but I think there's some original stuff as well

0 / 0
39

Bad Times

this was a good one: ruminations the nature of art and its relation to the current political climate (which hasn't really improved since 1996 tbh). prompted by a phone call from a journalist asking (paraphrasing) if her work was self-indulgent

1 / 1
39

Bad Times

this was a good one: ruminations the nature of art and its relation to the current political climate (which hasn't really improved since 1996 tbh). prompted by a phone call from a journalist asking (paraphrasing) if her work was self-indulgent

1 / 1
54

Rupture, Verge, and Precipice
Precipice, Verge, and Hurt Not by Carole Maso

this was a strange one (prose poetry maybe?) with a strong anti-literary establishment (esp white male) element. kind of zoned out for part of it. some of the language used is beautiful though

1 / 2
54

Rupture, Verge, and Precipice
Precipice, Verge, and Hurt Not by Carole Maso

this was a strange one (prose poetry maybe?) with a strong anti-literary establishment (esp white male) element. kind of zoned out for part of it. some of the language used is beautiful though

1 / 2
91

Specially Marked Packages

this was sooo good. very DFW. reminded me a bit of Why Bother too

9 / 2
91

Specially Marked Packages

this was sooo good. very DFW. reminded me a bit of Why Bother too

9 / 2
100

Three Axioms for Projecting a Line (or Why It Will Continue to Be Hard to Write a Title sans Slashes or Parentheses)

something on the relationship between literature and the world? not really clear on the premise but it wasn't bad

5 / 0
100

Three Axioms for Projecting a Line (or Why It Will Continue to Be Hard to Write a Title sans Slashes or Parentheses)

something on the relationship between literature and the world? not really clear on the premise but it wasn't bad

5 / 0
109

SYSOUT=A

on novels being indelibly stamped by authorial intent which gives them a beautiful unity unlike, say, computer games

1 / 0
109

SYSOUT=A

on novels being indelibly stamped by authorial intent which gives them a beautiful unity unlike, say, computer games

1 / 0
141

Book Reviews
(missing author)

includes a fairly unmemorable review of IJ. the only book I actually want to read is Postmodern Sublime, which gets a very favourable review from Gregory Comnes

4 / 0
141

Book Reviews
(missing author)

includes a fairly unmemorable review of IJ. the only book I actually want to read is Postmodern Sublime, which gets a very favourable review from Gregory Comnes

4 / 0