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Wallace and Empathy: A Narrative Approach

Toon Staes

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"is empathy but a projection of the self?" (p23); good fiction as that which builds empathy. most of this is citing other people in the field, which I don't really care for. started off with an interesting premise but fails to deliver (veers off into talking about wraiths)

? (2014). Wallace and Empathy: A Narrative Approach. In ? David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing": New Essays on the Novels. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 23-42

a large mirror, used originally to fill wall space between windows

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the narrator compares storytelling to holding up the world to a scratched pier-glass

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the narrator compares storytelling to holding up the world to a scratched pier-glass

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a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death; or, a wisp or faint trace of something

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flashback

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complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way

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the branch of knowledge or literary criticism that deals with the structure and function of narrative and its themes, conventions, and symbols

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self-evident meaning

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self-evident meaning

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an originally French word that means extra (as in a theatrical production); related words "unfiguranted" and "figurantless" mean "without anonymous extras" (where everyone is a protagonist of sorts)

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unfiguranted

quoted from IJ. I think DFW coined this word

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unfiguranted

quoted from IJ. I think DFW coined this word

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alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; differs from oscillate in that the rhythm is irregular

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