5 Words I Learned By Reading David Foster Wallace

5 Words I Learned By Reading David Foster Wallace

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The book that I currently find myself bringing everywhere I go with me is David Foster Wallace’s The Broom of the System. David Foster Wallace is the man who penned the modern-day epic Infinite Jest, and also the man who left this world far too soon in 2008. He was a genius in so many different regards, for example, he used his extensive mathematics skills to become an outstanding tennis player (calculating wind speed, angling of his swings, etc) that we can assume his legacy will continue to live on for many years.   The Broom of the System has a plot and a storyline, but …

10 Quotes From ‘Infinite Jest’ so You Don’t Have to Read the Whole Thing

10 Quotes From ‘Infinite Jest’ so You Don’t Have to Read the Whole Thing

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David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest has become less a book and more of a baton used to whack lesser intellectuals with. “Oh,” smart people say, “you haven’t read Infinite Jest?” No, I have not and, frankly, I don’t want to. I have other books I want to read, including ones about cowboys, and ones that contain jokes.   I have neither the time nor interest to take on Wallace’s behemoth magnum opus, and that is a knock against it. I’m sure it’s a wonderful book deserving of its renown. Still, not going to read it. What I have read, however, …

10 Quotes From 'Infinite Jest' so You Don't Have to Read the Whole Thing

10 Quotes From 'Infinite Jest' so You Don't Have to Read the Whole Thing

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David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest has become less a book and more of a baton used to whack lesser intellectuals with. “Oh,” smart people say, “you haven’t read Infinite Jest?” No, I have not and, frankly, I don’t want to. I have other books I want to read, including ones about cowboys, and ones that contain jokes.   I have neither the time nor interest to take on Wallace’s behemoth magnum opus, and that is a knock against it. I’m sure it’s a wonderful book deserving of its renown. Still, not going to read it. What I have read, however, …

The Top Five Doomed Literary Couples

The Top Five Doomed Literary Couples

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We were as sad as everyone else to wake up this morning to the news of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt’s separation. Especially since their ‘getting-together’ story involves the adorable revelation that they both had dead-bug collections. So while Hollywood is in mourning, we put together a list of the top five doomed couples of the literary world.      1. Zelda Sayre and F. Scott FitzGerald.    Image Courtesy of MentalFloss   This doomed couple of the roaring twenties are one of the most famous literary couples of all time; their relationship and penchant for partying almost as legendary as …