Consider The Lobster: DFW

This video contains an excerpt from DFW’s breathtakingly delightful book — Consider the Lobster.  Originally published in the August 2004 issue of Gourmet magazine, this review of the 2003 Maine Lobster Festival set off a firestorm of controversy among the readers of the culinary magazine.  The essay is concerned with the ethics of boiling a creature alive […]

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David Foster Wallace discusses his views about television’s impact on authors and their novels.  David Foster Wallace is one of my personal favorites, especially his non-fiction works, which are simultaneously amusing and informative and prophetical. DFW had this to say about the use of ironic pop culture references in fiction:  “Anyone with the heretical gall to […]

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