David Foster Wallace fans BTFO!
The cult surrounding this self-asserting sack of pity is insane. How many times have you watched this video? How many times have you heard his on-the-spot assertions and felt somewhere oh-just-so-deep-down that he was right? Take yourself away from that for just a second. Imagine that all his predictions, his opinions and his conceptualisations of the past are all bullshit. Imagine that everything he says is the result of an absorbing narcissism; that he makes stupid faces because he sees himself as the arbeiter of truth and far above the German woman in front of him. The person you worship is a fraud. And there's something incredibly sad and banal about that.
I like David Foster Wallace. I don't adore him or worship him. I have a small folder of reaction pics of him, mostly because he pulls some pretty awesome faces. I don't worship these idols tho.
I've read Good Old Neon and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Probably Never Do Again and enjoyed them thoroughly. Infinite Jest is on its way in the mail, I should have it by Friday, along with Gravity's Rainbow. I'll be living the meme.
I think he's a good author. I don't think he's the greatest of all time. Neither do I think he was the prophet to herald the end of the era of tedious POMO trash.
Reported. Go back to /pol/ you god damned fucking faggot.
Seriously, are you the guy who has been shitting up all the threads recently, calling people commies, zionists, propagandists and jews? I get the distinct feeling it's one sad little fag from /pol/.
he cops to being narcissistic quite regularly in the interview. he is painfully aware of the role he plays when he interviews or gives book readings, thats why he sweats
>The person you worship is a fraud.
his most popular short story begins with the line "My whole life I've been a fraud." though he doesn't say he is the narrator, he interpolates his own name into the end of the story
also no one here worships him. there are lots of threads about infinite jest, but its a popular book. there are also lots of threads on house of leaves and atlas shrugged. if you want someone who is actually worshiped here, like, "they didn't have a single wrong idea" level, try stirner fans.
i thought he was semi macking on that german broad but he has flimsy nerves from plenty of cocaine use, that's all clear to me.
he sees himself as axl rose. i love the guy he just needed to do more cardio and eat fruit but he did all that cocaine instead
>walking down the street
>run into friend who is... how to say... mentally challenged
>he is carrying IJ
>spends the next 20 minutes telling me how great it is
So now that /phil/ is gone, level with me, guys: should I really read this book?
>search for the interview on youtube
>click on it
>first thing he does is misquote Wittgenstein
I would appreciate if you could recommend me some critical works on Infinite Jest. What analysis should I read? Are there any companions that can be found online? Are there any good books written on Infinite Jest?
Loved broom of the system, pissed off as it just trails off. Infinite Jest was hard to get trough and unrewarding. Still have to read the others. I think his narcissism shows in all his writing, esp ij.
No it actually is that good. It's the most important book i've ever read. Go on infinite summer.com and see if you like the vibe. It will always be waiting for you, go ahead and read the shorter books you've been wanting to tackle first.
If you want to read the greatest author of the last 75 years' extraordinarily ambitious but unfinished attempt to communicate all of our most important timeless human verities to a world thats rapidly losing touch with them, then yes.
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>I have a small folder of reaction pics of him, mostly because he pulls some pretty awesome faces
I have IJ lying here right now, but I'm too afraid to start it, so I started reading Blood Meridian instead and holy shit, I didn't even know it was possible to write this good.
Will I get the same feeling with IJ?
IJ is as good but its more work. Much more work. It's not just long, its purposfully autistic and boring in parts.
You will enjoy it but its like leg day, its great once you finish, not so fun in the middle of it.
As if anyone cares what you think about what someone posts on /lit/.