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The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace: Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction
by Adam S. Miller
May 17, 2017 - May 18, 2017

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S. Miller, A. (2016). The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace: Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction. Bloomsbury Academic.


Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 136 pages.

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p.77
ascesis »
(noun) the practice of severe self-discipline, ...
p.65
catechumen »
(noun) a convert to Christianity receiving trai...
p.7
eschatology »
the part of theology concerned with death, judg...
p.1
hagiography »
relating to the writing of the lives of saints;...
p.26
heaven as the ultimate Substance
[...] These are the gods we worship: whatever c...
p.23
achievement can be more dangerous than failure
[...] Achievement can be more dangerous than fa...
p.22
Desire wants to desire
[...] Desire naturally assumes that its own int...
p.17
DFW on Substance abuse
[...] when life starts to feel insubstantial, y...
p.11
no transcendence via solipsism
[...] the more time you spend stuck in your hea...

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Preface

how everyone worships, and you will be disappointed by it, but in that moment of disappointment you will discover the real religious moment

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Preface

how everyone worships, and you will be disappointed by it, but in that moment of disappointment you will discover the real religious moment

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Books

on books making you feel less alone

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Books

on books making you feel less alone

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5

Heads

on getting stuck in your head (like Hal in IJ)

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Heads

on getting stuck in your head (like Hal in IJ)

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9

Maps

about Eschaton in IJ as an illustration of maps being taking for territories -> head getting confused with the body, thus solipsism?

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Maps

about Eschaton in IJ as an illustration of maps being taking for territories -> head getting confused with the body, thus solipsism?

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Taxes

idk, you have to value the noise and boredom in the world? weak chapter

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Taxes

idk, you have to value the noise and boredom in the world? weak chapter

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15

Contortions

on the contortionist in TPK as an illustration of the head trying to access all of the body -> a disembodied head, idolatry?

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Contortions

on the contortionist in TPK as an illustration of the head trying to access all of the body -> a disembodied head, idolatry?

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Addictions

addiction in IJ and David Cusk sweating in TPK, and how it's all made worse by thinking about it

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Addictions

addiction in IJ and David Cusk sweating in TPK, and how it's all made worse by thinking about it

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Desire

Lyle and Hal's grandfather in IJ: envy of success even though we suspect it's ultimately empty

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Desire

Lyle and Hal's grandfather in IJ: envy of success even though we suspect it's ultimately empty

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Despair

continuing from the last chapter. mostly about the cruise essay and the "special brand of despair that comes not from being denied what you want but from getting it" (p28)

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Despair

continuing from the last chapter. mostly about the cruise essay and the "special brand of despair that comes not from being denied what you want but from getting it" (p28)

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Distraction

on Drinion levitating in TPK. boredom isnt the problem; the problem is the fact that we're looking for stimulation all the time

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Distraction

on Drinion levitating in TPK. boredom isnt the problem; the problem is the fact that we're looking for stimulation all the time

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Watching

all the time we spend watching TV and how it makes us first and foremost watchers who think about being watched (TV essay, and Captain Video from cruise essay)

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Watching

all the time we spend watching TV and how it makes us first and foremost watchers who think about being watched (TV essay, and Captain Video from cruise essay)

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35

Assassins

on wheelchair assassins in IJ. our love of distraction is killing us. also about how you can't overthink addiction?

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Assassins

on wheelchair assassins in IJ. our love of distraction is killing us. also about how you can't overthink addiction?

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39

Irony

how TV makes us ironic and thus lonelier (unlike Mario in IJ)

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Irony

how TV makes us ironic and thus lonelier (unlike Mario in IJ)

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Masks

on high-def masking in IJ and why masks are bad

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Masks

on high-def masking in IJ and why masks are bad

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47

Beauty

on Joelle Van Dyne in IJ, and Meredith Rand in TPK, and how beauty can function as a kind of mask--can't actually solve your problems. also it's made worse by TV

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Beauty

on Joelle Van Dyne in IJ, and Meredith Rand in TPK, and how beauty can function as a kind of mask--can't actually solve your problems. also it's made worse by TV

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51

Time

when quitting something, you gotta take it one day at a time (Joelle, Hal in IJ). have to live in the now

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Time

when quitting something, you gotta take it one day at a time (Joelle, Hal in IJ). have to live in the now

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55

Deskwork

Lane Dean in TPK and being bored. also the cruise essay. have to accept that committing to things--boring things--and the present is not really dying, but the only way of living

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Deskwork

Lane Dean in TPK and being bored. also the cruise essay. have to accept that committing to things--boring things--and the present is not really dying, but the only way of living

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Sewage

about sewage in the cruise essay and how "shit is the idol disenchanted" (it compromises our idolatry)

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Sewage

about sewage in the cruise essay and how "shit is the idol disenchanted" (it compromises our idolatry)

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Size

on big, "adult" truths. quoting from TPK

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Size

on big, "adult" truths. quoting from TPK

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65

Silence

on IRS employees being silent and focused in TPK and good athletes in IJ (transcendence through disappearing into the work/game)

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Silence

on IRS employees being silent and focused in TPK and good athletes in IJ (transcendence through disappearing into the work/game)

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69

Immersion

gotta immerse yourself in feelings, in the now (see Drinion in TPK, Joelle recovering in IJ)

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Immersion

gotta immerse yourself in feelings, in the now (see Drinion in TPK, Joelle recovering in IJ)

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73

Indifference

on how indifference can be liberating (Drinion in TPK, Chris Fogle's substitute prof in TPK, Joelle's recovery in IJ)

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Indifference

on how indifference can be liberating (Drinion in TPK, Chris Fogle's substitute prof in TPK, Joelle's recovery in IJ)

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77

Boredom

past boredom is happiness? Drinion again, then Fogle, and young Toni Ware in TPK

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Boredom

past boredom is happiness? Drinion again, then Fogle, and young Toni Ware in TPK

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81

Awareness

Fogle taking Obetrol in TPK, which offered awareness

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Awareness

Fogle taking Obetrol in TPK, which offered awareness

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83

Heroes

on the Jesuit priest's speech about heroes in TPK. forget life after death--can you live now? be truly alive? even tethered to a boring job? that's what heroism is

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Heroes

on the Jesuit priest's speech about heroes in TPK. forget life after death--can you live now? be truly alive? even tethered to a boring job? that's what heroism is

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87

Revelations

fact psychics and the IRS hiding things in plain view. idk

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Revelations

fact psychics and the IRS hiding things in plain view. idk

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91

Abiding

Don Gately's addiction in IJ and how recovery requires lots of abiding, just like domestic life

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Abiding

Don Gately's addiction in IJ and how recovery requires lots of abiding, just like domestic life

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Bodies

have to inhabit your body as well as your head? hal's grandfather in IJ, Drinion in TPK

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Bodies

have to inhabit your body as well as your head? hal's grandfather in IJ, Drinion in TPK

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Prayer

Gately praying in IJ mostly, and how you just have to trust that it works

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Prayer

Gately praying in IJ mostly, and how you just have to trust that it works

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103

Clichés

on how cliches can be true (AA in IJ)

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Clichés

on how cliches can be true (AA in IJ)

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107

Epiphany

epiphanies will occur when you don't expect them (Fogle, Hal seeing Ted in the locker room in IJ)

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Epiphany

epiphanies will occur when you don't expect them (Fogle, Hal seeing Ted in the locker room in IJ)

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109

Afterword

author doesn't agree with Dreyfus and Kelly on DFW, and their position that "there is no joy in Wallace's world" (p46 of All Things Shining); he thinks DFW is not a nihilist

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Afterword

author doesn't agree with Dreyfus and Kelly on DFW, and their position that "there is no joy in Wallace's world" (p46 of All Things Shining); he thinks DFW is not a nihilist

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