Did Wallace ruin a whole generation of white men? is there anyone like him around now?

Did Wallace ruin a whole generation of white men?
is there anyone like him around now?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt there are 500 people on the planet right now who read IJ back to back

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean 'cover to cover' anon, back to back would be reading it twice in a row.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        3 times in a row my Black person

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're right anon I got my idioms confused, correcting my grammar is very david foster wallacerian of you

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          wallacean*

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What happens when all the good names become adjectives? We're going to have to hyphenate them or number them or some shit. Foster-Wallacian narrative. Or what if there was a second Charles Dickens? Dickensian2? Second Dickensian? Neo-Dickensian?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Infinite Jest makes you turn the book around 360 degrees and read back to back away

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got about 100 pages in and got bored. I think a big part of reading IJ is telling other people you're reading it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its definitely more than 500. Worldwide its estimated that over one million copies have been sold. I get that probably 99% of people who bought it never finished it, but still even if just 1% actually finished it thats 10,000 people

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I say a majority of book sold are never read, especially from those famous authors somewhat counter culture (ala Allen Ginsberg / William S. Burroughs).

      They are read alright, but most of their sold work stay on a bed table or library, pristine new, as some kind of cultural token for friends (and their own ego) to admire.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        > I say a majority of book sold are never read, especially from those famous authors somewhat counter culture (ala Allen Ginsberg / William S. Burroughs).

        For some authors, not for others. IJ and other post mod doorstoppers are probably the most notoriously purchased but unfinished books.
        Think the average reader with a job and hobbies who buys IJ - they simply dont have time to leaf through a giant book full of esoteric vocab and disjointed narrative.
        Even the most perspicacious readers will take few weeks of heavy reading to finish it. For someone who just reads to relax after work, at most they will make 200 pages before giving up for something more enjoyable.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've read it and if I can read it, anybody can.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If he were alive to witness his #metoo moment, would he have apologized, said it was a learning moment, and then disappear for awhile only to return as a champion of lgbt and feminism?

    Or would he have doubled down and gone on Rogan as the spokesperson for the anti-vax movement?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      My guess is that he becomes an anti-woke Substack crusader like Wes Yang.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        DFW was an academiacuck through and through, he'd be clapping along with the BLM crowds

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Academiacuck through necessity, his meds and trips to psych wards for alt girl pussy were expensive. Though I slightly resent not living in the timeline where he trooned out just to see women being forced to read IJ hate it and be unable to talk back.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pissed we didn’t get that timeline either

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >the timeline where he trooned out
            I can see the similarities with Contrapoints. White male atheists that hate women and political correctness & children of academics.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >trooned out
            You just know he was that type. If he was still alive today he would have.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      He already criticised political correctness so he doesn’t seem the type to hop on the metoo train

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of future wokists criticized political correctness back when it meant not offending sexless church ladies instead of sexless shemales.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Now, David, I see you wrote an essay on the use of gendered pronouns and how it relates to prescriptivist vs. descriptivist grammar. Why don't you ponitificate more on that?

      >Thank you. There's a nice word. Thank you.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Or would he have doubled down and gone on Rogan
      DFW would have gone on Lex Fridman before he went on Rogan.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I resent how being against the covid vax has been lumped in with being antivax in general.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're just as moronic as all the other antivaxxers so getting jabbed with that title is appropriate.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      why would he have a #metoo moment.
      He didn't sexually harass anyone. It's not like women just started making shit up to ruin people's careers. Take your meds.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Was it hard for you to read DFW’s work as an esl?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wouldn't know. You tell me anon 🙂

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >n-no you!
            Pretty mediocre. I guess using an emoji helps you communicate when you can’t find the appropriate word to use. Is that correct?

            Also, can you please not cope and answer my original question.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            The issue is that your original question doesn't make any sense when directed at me, but makes perfect sense when directed at you.

            I realize this might be hard to grasp, so if you'd like, I could simplify or translate for you.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl. Just because I called you out on your terrible english doesn't mean you need to get upset.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            My mistake. I get it now.
            See, this board is for people who read. If you want to call people names based on nothing and make everyone try to figure out if you're trolling or just moronic, /misc/ and /b/ are the boards for that.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Damn, mr. esl. You are seething just because you got called out. Please stop evading and just answer my question.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Once again, I'm happy to answer stupid questions based on nonsensical suppositions provided you demonstrate willingness to do the same.

            Otherwise, don't complain about a lack of engagement with your deeply unserious post.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you trying to turn the world into pudding and make everyone have sausage fingers?

            If you answer my made up nonsense, I'll answer yours.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down, and just answer my question, mr. esl.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. has never encountered a woman

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      sad one woman’s essay ruined his posthumous career

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't put words into your mouth you don't know the meaning of.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel sad for him. It seems like he recognized the need for spiritual things but was never able to find them.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    we were already ruined, we just needed someone to be our champion

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jordan Peterson.

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