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Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays Paperback – August 30, 2010
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"In this paper I would like to attempt a brief reading of David Foster Wallace's "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men #20", the fourth and last homonymous story short story from his homonymous collection of short stories."
Or, from the same essay: "Too intelligent and too sincere to claim he can somehow hold on to or salvage love's authenticity, its "genuine" signified, Wallace will nevertheless choose to yield to this dreadful void, to immerse himself in the impossible."
The clunk, jargon and fluff aside, most of these essays read like undergrad papers, and many fail to move beyond the intentional framework Wallace laid out in his now unavoidable E Unibus Pluram essay: i.e. he's 'against irony', 'for sincerity', etc.
Anyone interested in academic perspectives on Wallace's work would be much better served turning toward established literary journals and publishers.