Monday, August 23, 2010

The Literary Model

We have an example of what the literary world lauds in the September Harpers magazine, with a story by David Foster Wallace titled “The New Examiner.” This is their product. This is what they sell. How good is it?

It’s like going into an auto showroom and buying a vehicle with many piled-on extras but which doesn’t run.

1 comment:

King Wenclas said...

The anonymous professor who's been posting on a previous thread claims not to know how he/she feels about DFW's story.
You're the prof. Pretend you're back in the classroom and give us an objective assessment of the story.
What's it about?
What's its point?
What are its artistic strong points and weak points?
This is the art you advocate. Please speak about it.