art, language, literature

Examining Pro’s Prose, Part 9

First off, Happy 8 Year Blogging Anniversary! Although David Foster Wallace is one of my favorite writers of all time, I've put off examining his prose until this late in the series. I did this on purpose, because the writers we have looked at "follow the rules." They use clean, minimalist prose. It's easy to… Continue reading Examining Pro’s Prose, Part 9

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art, literature, philosophy

The Second Section of Purity as Franzen’s “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way”

That title is quite the mouthful. Here's what it means. A year and a half ago I wrote a post explaining how David Foster Wallace's short story/novella "Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way" was a parody of Barth's "Lost in the Funhouse" in order to describe his philosophy of literature. What I want… Continue reading The Second Section of Purity as Franzen’s “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way”