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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

David Foster Wallace - links

I'll have to compose a proper essay of some sort..but for now, some links that will go into that:

(if you don't know why:

his book on infinity:

his book on hip hop:

his book about McCain:

An essay about him that includes the passage from "Infinite Jest" that has stuck w/ me for more than a decade:

"It now lately sometimes seemed like a kind of black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a subject or pursuit, and could go on caring this way for years on end. Could dedicate their entire lives to it. It seemed admirable and at the same time pathetic. We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately - the object seemed incidental to this will to give on self away, utterly. To games or needles, to some other person. Something pathetic about it. A flight-from in the form of a plunging-into. Flight from exactly what?"

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