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The End of The Binge

on Dostoyevsky's The Gambler

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a short essay on the book and what it says about addiction

Franzen, J. (2012). The End of The Binge. In Franzen, J. Farther Away. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 277-282

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[...] For Dostoevsky--as for such latter-day literary heirs of his as Denis Johnson, David Foster Wallace, Irvine Welsh, and Michel Houellebecq--the impossibility of pressing the Pleasure bar forever, the inevitable breaking of some bleak and remorse-filled dawn, is the flaw in nihilism through which humane narrative can slip and reassert itself. The end of the binge is the beginning of the story.

—p.282 by Jonathan Franzen 5 years, 2 months ago

[...] For Dostoevsky--as for such latter-day literary heirs of his as Denis Johnson, David Foster Wallace, Irvine Welsh, and Michel Houellebecq--the impossibility of pressing the Pleasure bar forever, the inevitable breaking of some bleak and remorse-filled dawn, is the flaw in nihilism through which humane narrative can slip and reassert itself. The end of the binge is the beginning of the story.

—p.282 by Jonathan Franzen 5 years, 2 months ago