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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin Who the heck are we? Reading “The View from Mrs. Thompson’s” by David Foster Wallace brought this question to my mind once again. Wallace’s whole essay is infused with the completely opposing ideas of … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on the American ethos

Recall that ethos has a few different meanings.  It’s most often used to describe the spirit or character of a people, place, or institution, which is how David Foster Wallace uses it in the video clip.  But in the study … Continue reading

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The View From Mrs. Thompson’s

Here is a link to a pdf of David Foster Wallace’s essay, “The View From Mrs.Thompson’s,” scanned directly from the October 2001 issue of Rolling Stone magazine in which it appeared. Did you catch that?  He wrote this essay within … Continue reading

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