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David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas

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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).

Kelly, A. (2014). David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas. In ? David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing": New Essays on the Novels. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 3-5

a form of satire, usually in prose, which has a length and structure similar to a novel and is characterized by attacking mental attitudes rather than specific individuals or entities

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the novel's debt to the genre of Menippean satire

on Broom

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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the novel's debt to the genre of Menippean satire

on Broom

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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of, relating to, or characteristic of a monologue

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Bakhtin calls this the rhetorical or monologic speech genre

can't remember having seen it used before, but the meaning is pretty obvious

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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Bakhtin calls this the rhetorical or monologic speech genre

can't remember having seen it used before, but the meaning is pretty obvious

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts

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Jay subsumes everything his patients tell him to an already formed hermeneutic theory of truth

on Broom

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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Jay subsumes everything his patients tell him to an already formed hermeneutic theory of truth

on Broom

—p.8 by Adam Kelly
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(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

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hermetic, enclosed, and self-referencing fictional structures

quoting Marshall Boswell (Understanding DFW I think?)

—p.9 by Marshall Boswell
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hermetic, enclosed, and self-referencing fictional structures

quoting Marshall Boswell (Understanding DFW I think?)

—p.9 by Marshall Boswell
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4 years, 1 month ago

a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments

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truly dialectical thinking requires that the artist address his or her moment as part of a constantly shifting history

—p.10 by Adam Kelly
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truly dialectical thinking requires that the artist address his or her moment as part of a constantly shifting history

—p.10 by Adam Kelly
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pertaining to a dialogue; used by the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin in his work of literary theory, The Dialogic Imagination

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never seen this word used before but the meaning can be inferred

—p.12 by Adam Kelly
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never seen this word used before but the meaning can be inferred

—p.12 by Adam Kelly
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pertaining to the relativism allegedly espoused by American philosopher Richard Rorty, though he himself denies it

in literary theory and aesthetics, authorial intent refers to an author's intent as it is encoded in their work; held to be irrelevant in the New Criticism school