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Chapter 6

"Unalone and Unstressed"

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starts teaching at ISU; writes the state fair piece; Amy gets married; buys a house in winter 1994-5; writes the cruise ship essay; IJ is finally published, to a very different literary terrain than when he started writing it (more realist than postmodern or even minimalist)

Max, D. (2012). Chapter 6. In Max, D. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace. Viking, pp. 177-226

(adj, especially of someone's face) having a ruddy complexion; high-colored

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bodiless, pungent, and rubicund

—p.184 by D.T. Max
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bodiless, pungent, and rubicund

—p.184 by D.T. Max
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uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man

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triggering Orin's own satyriasis

—p.197 by D.T. Max
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triggering Orin's own satyriasis

—p.197 by D.T. Max
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"Sad" became the tocsin ringing through the piece, sadness as the consequence of too much plenty: sad waiters, sad cruise ship-goers taking pointless videos of other sad people pointing video cameras at them from their own cruise ships, and sad, senseless attempts by Americans to amuse themselves in the absence of any larger spiritual idea. "Choose with care," Marathe warns in Infinite Jest. "You are what you love. No?" Walace's cruise ship piece was about the price of failing to choose well.

On the cruise ship piece

—p.204 by D.T. Max 2 years, 1 month ago

"Sad" became the tocsin ringing through the piece, sadness as the consequence of too much plenty: sad waiters, sad cruise ship-goers taking pointless videos of other sad people pointing video cameras at them from their own cruise ships, and sad, senseless attempts by Americans to amuse themselves in the absence of any larger spiritual idea. "Choose with care," Marathe warns in Infinite Jest. "You are what you love. No?" Walace's cruise ship piece was about the price of failing to choose well.

On the cruise ship piece

—p.204 by D.T. Max 2 years, 1 month ago

an alarm bell or signal (from Old French)

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"Sad" became the tocsin ringing through the piece, sadness as the consequence of too much plenty:

—p.204 by D.T. Max
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"Sad" became the tocsin ringing through the piece, sadness as the consequence of too much plenty:

—p.204 by D.T. Max
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an unfilled space; a gap (plural: lacunae)

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About the holes and lacunae and etc.

—p.212 by David Foster Wallace
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About the holes and lacunae and etc.

—p.212 by David Foster Wallace
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Italian for "the better craftsman"; from the dedication to Ezra Pound in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land; itself a quote from Dante's Divine Comedy

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The party, he told his miglior fabbro

—p.223 by D.T. Max
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The party, he told his miglior fabbro

—p.223 by D.T. Max
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