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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Obligatory DFW post

This one involves David Foster Wallace only tangentially. It's an article from the Times about the co-mingling of fiction and philosophy. Considering Wallace was a Philosophy major, and wrote his first novel The Broom Of The System as a fictional discussion of Wittgenstein's ideas, it seems appropriate that he would be mentioned in this article. The only thing is, they make no mention of Infinite Jest, which is itself a philosophical omnibus (and the better of the two novels by far).

But, regardless, it's a great article. You can read it here.