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2009-11-06 02:10 pm (UTC)
so... while I agree with you on Infinite Jest, I can't agree that DFW is an entirely worthless author. I think that he was a short story writer, just like Pynchon, who fell victim to the myth of his own grandeur. Read "The Broom of The System" or the collection "The Girl With Curious Hair". I think those were fantastically enjoyable. And after all, if we're not reading for enjoyment, what are we doing? Also, his nonfiction "Everything and More" was really eye-opening w.r.t. his educational background. I think DFW was a lot like Pynchon - V and Crying of Lot 49 remain among my favorite books, but while Gravity's Rainbow has amazingly good sections, the whole thing is unreadable by other than a literary masochist.
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