Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kakutani on David Foster Wallacel -

An Appraisal - Writer Mapped the Mythic and the Mundane - An Appraisal - "David Foster Wallace used his prodigious gifts as a writer — his manic, exuberant prose; his ferocious powers of observation, his ability to fuse avant garde techniques with old-fashioned moral seriousness — to create a series of strobe-lit portraits of a millennial America overdosing on the drugs of entertainment and self-gratification, and to capture, in the words of the musician Robert Plant, the myriad “deep and meaningless” facets of contemporary life."


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