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Saturday, January 5, 2013

David Foster Wallace on play if fiction, part 1

“I hate... those books where you get halfway through and you get the sense that the author is so stupid that he thinks he can fool you into thinking that the book is really sophisticated and profound just because it’s difficult.  It’s an epidemic in academic writing.  And it happens about half the time in avant-garde writing.  And it’s the thing I most fear as a writer because it’s the thing I most hate as a reader.  And I’m sure I’m guilty of it sometimes.”
David Foster Wallace, from Conversations with David Foster Wallace

University Press of Mississippi, 2012


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