Tag Archives: Close Reading

Keep it Bouncing

I would like to talk about endings, specifically what I have come to expect from an ending, and how Moulthrop’s Reagan’s Library completely turn my expectation on its head. At the end of Reagan’s Library, for those of you who … Continue reading

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V: The Incomplete Rhizome

                      Al jabr: 3 to bind, to set bones, to name the unknown as such — to worship a sign; 4 geo-            metrein: to move, … Continue reading

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The Death of Shock, for its Own Sake

In “An Extended Interview with David Foster Wallace,” Larry McCafferty converses with Wallace about Wallace’s past, his style of writing, and the state of his generation of artists. Wallace, ever the introvert, steers the main bulk of this interview away … Continue reading

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Lyle’s Universal Truth: The Power of Objects in Addiction

“Do not underestimate objects! Lyle says he finds it impossible to over-stress this: do not underestimate objects” (394). This excerpt begins a section in which Ortho (“The Darkness”) Stice comes to Lyle for advice because every night, his bed moves to … Continue reading

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Steeply and Marathe: The Unironic Ironists (?)

“But of these types of your persons—the different types, the mature who see down the road, the puerile type that eats the candy and soup in the moment only. Entre nous, here on this shelf, Hugh Steeply: which do you … Continue reading

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Wallace’s Subtle Hints in the Beginning of Infinite Jest

“Avril Incandenza still sticks with the old L’Islet- region practice of taking just tea and nibbles at U.S. suppertime and waiting to eat seriously until right before bed. Cultured Canadians tend the think vertical digestion makes the mind unkeen. Some … Continue reading

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