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Introduction: Consider David Foster Wallace

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on why DFW is special and how we need to get him taught in more classrooms

Carlisle, G. (2015). Introduction: Consider David Foster Wallace. In Hering, D. Consider David Foster Wallace. Sideshow Media Group, pp. 12-23

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I ordered McCaffery's Vollmann anthology because of the compliments Wallace gave Vollmann in the McCaffery interview I revisited in writing this introduction. I spent 14 months trying to understand Cahoone's 600-page anthology of modern and postmodern thought because Wallace made me want to know more about it. This is his value: he creates work for the reader that is fun and challenging, and he makes you want to research and to explore. His work is both self-conscious and other-oriented, so detailed and so clearly like a conversation he's initiating with the reader--an invitation to collaborate--that when you read his fiction, you identify with the characters so much that often it seems like you're an actor playing the roles that you're reading.

—p.15 by Greg Carlisle 2 years, 3 months ago

I ordered McCaffery's Vollmann anthology because of the compliments Wallace gave Vollmann in the McCaffery interview I revisited in writing this introduction. I spent 14 months trying to understand Cahoone's 600-page anthology of modern and postmodern thought because Wallace made me want to know more about it. This is his value: he creates work for the reader that is fun and challenging, and he makes you want to research and to explore. His work is both self-conscious and other-oriented, so detailed and so clearly like a conversation he's initiating with the reader--an invitation to collaborate--that when you read his fiction, you identify with the characters so much that often it seems like you're an actor playing the roles that you're reading.

—p.15 by Greg Carlisle 2 years, 3 months ago

(noun) defensive wall

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the theoretical bulwark for a literature that was simultaneously challenging and therapeutic

quoting Jon Baskin in The Point

—p.16 missing author
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

the theoretical bulwark for a literature that was simultaneously challenging and therapeutic

quoting Jon Baskin in The Point

—p.16 missing author
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

intervened with, through an intermediary

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those techniques are actually more for reminding the reader that what he or she is reading is mediated

on footnotes

—p.17 by Greg Carlisle
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

those techniques are actually more for reminding the reader that what he or she is reading is mediated

on footnotes

—p.17 by Greg Carlisle
notable
2 years, 3 months ago