David Foster Wallace on Commercial Literature and the Dread of Reading

by Biblioklept
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5 Comments to “David Foster Wallace on Commercial Literature and the Dread of Reading”

  1. Thanks for this.

  2. He says there maybe 1M readers that actually work to understand his effort.

    7 million Americans can’t read or write a thing, another 27 million cant fill out a job application, 30 million cant read a simple sentence. One third of Americans never read another book after graduating from high school, neither do 42 % of college graduates.

    Battling depression and a tsunami of media induced stupidity; it is a surprise that he lasted as long as he did.

  3. I don’t think Mr. Wallace realizes that the public schools are designed to encourage people to hate books and dread reading as a form of drudgery akin to cleaning toilets with a toothbrush.

  4. Double Darkness –> 1 dude who apparently aced Hyperbolic Stats 1101.

  5. LongLunch —- Actually I audited the Hyperbolic class and aced Stochastic Signals & Analysis.

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