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Federer Both Flesh and Not

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on the unparalleled kinetic beauty of Roger Federer. well-written even if I personally don't really care for tennis

Foster Wallace, D. (None). Federer Both Flesh and Not. In Foster Wallace, D. Both Flesh and Not: Essays. , pp. 5-36

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Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war.

The human beauty we're talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. It has nothing to do with sex or cultural norms. What it seems to have to do with, really, is human beings' reconciliation with the fact of having a body.

in a footnote, on why we need to reconcile this: "It's your body that dies, after all."

See also note 29

—p.8 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 6 months ago

Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war.

The human beauty we're talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. It has nothing to do with sex or cultural norms. What it seems to have to do with, really, is human beings' reconciliation with the fact of having a body.

in a footnote, on why we need to reconcile this: "It's your body that dies, after all."

See also note 29

—p.8 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 6 months ago
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[...] There's a peculiar mix of stodgy self-satisfaction and relentless self-promotion and -branding. It's a bit like the sort of authority figure whose office wall has ever last plaque, diploma, and award he's ever gotten, and every time you come into the office you're forced to look at the wall and say something to indicate that you're impressed. [...]

—p.16 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 6 months ago

[...] There's a peculiar mix of stodgy self-satisfaction and relentless self-promotion and -branding. It's a bit like the sort of authority figure whose office wall has ever last plaque, diploma, and award he's ever gotten, and every time you come into the office you're forced to look at the wall and say something to indicate that you're impressed. [...]

—p.16 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 6 months ago

(noun) cause, origin / (noun) the cause of a disease or abnormal condition / (noun) a branch of knowledge concerned with causes / (noun) a branch of medical science concerned with the causes and origins of diseases

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as an etiology of today's power-baseline game, this party line is broadly accurate

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as an etiology of today's power-baseline game, this party line is broadly accurate

—p.18 default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

(noun) the sense of the relative position of one's own parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement; also known as "the kinesthetic sense"

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feel, touch, form, proprioception, coordination, hand-eye coordination, kinesthesia, grace, control, reflexes

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feel, touch, form, proprioception, coordination, hand-eye coordination, kinesthesia, grace, control, reflexes

—p.23 default author
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(adj) exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks

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the variegated ballet that was this year's Junior Wimbledon

—p.33 default author
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the variegated ballet that was this year's Junior Wimbledon

—p.33 default author
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