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Afterword by Kevin J. H. Dettmar
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? (2014). Afterword by Kevin J. H. Dettmar. In Foster Wallace, D. The David Foster Wallace Reader. Little, Brown and Company, pp. 20-21

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[...] Reading "The Planet Trillaphon" I felt, for the first time, like I understood the vicious logic of real depression: how it feeds on and amplifies itself, establishes a closed loop between what D. T. Max terms "anxiety" and "the fear of anxiety." There's a bruised, frightened human heart at the center of "Trillaphon". A troubled little soldier. It creates a powerful irony--that this story, given over to a narrator who laments his inability to make others understand what he's going through, so effectively communicates his pain to us.

—p.20 missing author 4 years, 8 months ago

[...] Reading "The Planet Trillaphon" I felt, for the first time, like I understood the vicious logic of real depression: how it feeds on and amplifies itself, establishes a closed loop between what D. T. Max terms "anxiety" and "the fear of anxiety." There's a bruised, frightened human heart at the center of "Trillaphon". A troubled little soldier. It creates a powerful irony--that this story, given over to a narrator who laments his inability to make others understand what he's going through, so effectively communicates his pain to us.

—p.20 missing author 4 years, 8 months ago