art, language, literature

Best Books of 2015

I took a look at what I planned on reading for the rest of the year, and I doubt I'll read another book from this year. This means I can safely make my best of 2015 list. In another month, I'll do a best books I read this year list. Top 3 in no particular… Continue reading Best Books of 2015

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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”