Ø Gesturing Toward Reality ☆ Download by ↠´ Robert K. Bolger

Ø Gesturing Toward Reality ☆ Download by ↠´ Robert K. Bolger Some of the essays are spectacular, particularly the last three.
not the most accessible book for a generalist very much by and for philosophers but still useful in highlighting themes to consider when reading DFW.


I was quite excited for this book as a long time reader of DFW and philosophy Ultimately the book was a bit disappointing Many of the essays were far too similar in content and on the source materials that they drew from The essays mostly center on the posthumously published This is Water, and The Pale King, both of which are very well written and philosophically rich, and eschew much of the rest of Wallace s body of work Infinite Jest gets a bit of attention in a couple of essays in my opinion it is wildly misinterpreted in these few essays where it is mentioned , but the short fiction is almost entirely untouched with the exception of Good Old Neon Most of the essays are well written and decently argued, but the collection is unbalanced.
Asked InAbout The Philosophical Nature Of His Fiction, The Late American Writer David Foster Wallace Replied, If Some People read My Fiction And See It As Fundamentally About Philosophical Ideas, What It Probably Means Is That These Are Pieces Where The Characters Are Not As Alive And Interesting As I Meant Them To Be Gesturing Toward Reality Looks Into This Quality Of Wallace S Work When The Writer Dons The Philosopher S Cap And Sees Something Else With Essays Offering A Careful Perusal Of Wallace S Extensive And Heavily Annotated Self Help Library, Re Considerations Of Wittgenstein S Influence On His Fiction, And Serious Explorations Into The Moral And Spiritual Landscape Where Wallace Lived And Wrote, This Collection Offers A Perspective On Wallace That Even He Was Not Always Ready To See Since So Much Has Been Said In Specifically Literary Circles About Wallace S Philosophical Acumen, It Seems Natural To Have Those With An Interest In Both Philosophy And Wallace S Writing Address How These Two Areas Come Together