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Are any of these essays worth reading?

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Are any of these essays worth reading?
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the one about lobster is funny
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I wrote a paper about Consider the Lobster in college
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>>7313641
Thanks for sharing that interesting story with us.
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>>7313627
All of them. One's basically Gonzo about a porno convention, the lobster essay's cute and "Up, Simba," about the 2000 McCain primary campaign is one of the most important political essays of the decade.
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>>7313644
You're welcome, friend.

I got a good grade on it too.
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No, all of them are shallow and resemble cracked articles but with added description of where he is and what he sees. Not to mention couple of essays resembling quirky academic describing his peculiar interests, which lack any conviction of why I, too, need to find them interesting. When you read it, inclusion of post notes seems increasingly more cringe worthy.

It isn't bad, but you could read something else, like annals from days past or something.
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>>7313665
>I got a good grade on it too.

I'm so happy to hear that!
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>>7313627
>Consider The Lobster
More like Consider Reading something else. Hahahahaha. Right, gang?
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The linguistics one is fun but a bit ridiculous and has been widely (and rightly) shamed. However, the rest of them are all very good. The McCain one really is great.
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>>7313696
We're not your gang.
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>>7313713
>The linguistics one is fun but a bit ridiculous and has been widely (and rightly) shamed

Oh god, why did you remind me of that? It's just so awful.
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>>7313667
There is no Google return for annals of days past
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>>7313748
Must be for straw man then, right? I hadn't heard that it was "widely shamed"
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"Up, Simba" was the best. Lobster one was fine but followed the trend of interesting premise leading to underwhelming results. Porn one should be pretty fun, at least the novelty of it for someone who doesn't know much about the industry. The one on Kafka, most disappointingly, I found no interest in.

>>7313791
It's pretty bad, there's no denying that at least.
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>>7313791

http://www.languagehat.com/archives/000510.php

https://www.reddit.com/r/badlinguistics/comments/1kfami/present_tense_by_david_foster_wallace_the_mein/
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Every essay in that collection is good.
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>>7313627

The first one is so fucking goat, you can almost see the comparison between the porn industry and hollywood as the same dynamics between the american dream and the common man
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>>7313641
care to share it?
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>>7313627
also for the op, DFWs essays are straight up brilliant. I recommend this collection and "a supposedly fun thing ill never do again"
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Do people prefer supposedly fun or lobster?
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I like the humble one that looks like a fucking thought maze.
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>>7314170
???

oh, Host? what do you mean humble?
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>>7313696
We're not your gang.
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>>7313676
>I'm so happy to hear that!
Lel, only on 4chan this would sound so extremely hostile.
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>>7313627
All of them are worth reading.
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>>7313919
It was on my old hard drive that died. I doubt it was very good. It was for my final English class to finish my minor, a 100 level I took my final semester
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>>7313696
I'll be in your gang bro
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>>7313713
this is the case with most of his writing, DFW also did not get math, porn, water, or cruises. Nonsense like this is produced ad nauseam when you think you are above empirical reality and believe you are getting at eternal truths. This belief is why this board is shit and why literary fiction is for pseudo-intellectuals in general.
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>>7315346
Literary fiction is all good, it's just that david foster wallace sucks at it
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>>7313627
Essays are not literature. I know this because I post on the new board /his/ which is a containment board for such disruptive content as discussion of philosophy, history, logic and nonfiction as a whole. I am an important element of the/ lit/ community. Now I will provide a direct link to the board to make it more convenient for you to navigate there.

>>>/his/

Thank you friend, for taking the time to read this. I understand it can be difficult to adapt to a changing landscape. When new boards are added it is always a sticky issue to determine their utility and therefore what the segregation of topics between boards should be, but I am sure you will eventually understand how the new 4chan works in 2015

desu senpai
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>>7313696
We are not your gang.
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>>7313696
embarrassing rip off of colin quinn's embarrassing twitter
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>>7315444
>I am an important element of the/ lit/ community.
No you're not. Pack up your trips and go away!
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>>7315444
you deserve to die
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>>7313627
Yes, most of them are really good.
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>>7315444
these fucking memes
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My conclusion I came to was FUCK THE LOBSTER.
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>>7315346
Pretty much this
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>>7313696
the /lit/erati is with u brother :^)
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>>7315444
Oh my god there's finally a philosophy board and a few clingers are getting this mad about it because it wasnt Pure Philosophy but lumped in with history too. Meanwhile the majority of /phil/ has moved there and theyre having good discussions. Sorry its more active so your stirner memes dont get as much attention. Just accept this already, this is so pathetic.
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>>7313696
I'm not ur gang.
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