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Girl with Curious Hair: Inside and Outside the Set

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Boswell, M. (2003). Girl with Curious Hair: Inside and Outside the Set. In Boswell, M. Understanding David Foster Wallace. University of South Carolina Press, pp. 65-115

deprived of physical or emotional feeling

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grisly and hilarious pastiche of Ellis' preposterously benumbed prose

—p.79 by Marshall Boswell
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grisly and hilarious pastiche of Ellis' preposterously benumbed prose

—p.79 by Marshall Boswell
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2 years, 6 months ago

poetic misreading or misprision

103

'Westward' enacts a clinamen

—p.103 by Marshall Boswell
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'Westward' enacts a clinamen

—p.103 by Marshall Boswell
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109

Metafiction fails because it does not invite us inside but rather makes us stand back and watch the author look at his own reflection; the reader is left outside, alone, and the one thing Mark hates more than anything in the world is "to believe he is alone. Solipsism affects him like Ambrosian metafiction affects him. It's the high siren's song of the wrist's big razor" (303). [...] Wallace's work, conversely, seeks not to depict solipsism but rather to overcome it.

—p.109 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

Metafiction fails because it does not invite us inside but rather makes us stand back and watch the author look at his own reflection; the reader is left outside, alone, and the one thing Mark hates more than anything in the world is "to believe he is alone. Solipsism affects him like Ambrosian metafiction affects him. It's the high siren's song of the wrist's big razor" (303). [...] Wallace's work, conversely, seeks not to depict solipsism but rather to overcome it.

—p.109 by Marshall Boswell 2 years, 5 months ago

(noun, plural) the state or quality of being ultimate

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the felt ultimacies of our time

a quote from John Barth in "The Literature of Exhaustion"

—p.109 by John Barth
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2 years, 6 months ago

the felt ultimacies of our time

a quote from John Barth in "The Literature of Exhaustion"

—p.109 by John Barth
notable
2 years, 6 months ago