Why are you so mad at him?


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Why are you so mad at him?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mad means crazy (unless you're a negro). I'm not crazy about him. He's alright and kind of like him as a person.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who is that?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Captain Jack Sparrow

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        YAGSPARRO

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Marshall from How I met your mother. Op must’ve though he’s on tv

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kurt Coblaine

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I quite like DFW but he is the definition of midcult. He even says as much himself in interviews when he talks about having the epiphany that intelligent writing shouldn't sacrifice being entertaining. But the result is fundamentally unserious literature, despite how 'serious' the subject matter is. What he didn't realise was that good writing IS entertaining in and off itself. But he was midcult through and through and wanted to write something that would sell millions of copies and he got his wish. Maybe that's why he killed himself in the end.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He was talking about difficult literature, as in literature that expected something of the reader; he felt that literature should challenge while still being entertaining. You might want to rewatch that video.
      >millions of copies
      I don't think it sold anywhere near millions, probably did not even reach a million copies in his life time. First year sales was like 45k.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >inb4 Wikipedia

        Also I know what he said and I don't think it changes my opinion. I admit I'm not being generous to him, I'm just trying to articulate why I think his stuff rubs me the wrong way even though I generally enjoy it.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    no way

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should've lived longer so as to produce a genuinely novel and astute criticism of the internet age.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He already predicted snapchat filters in IJ what more do you want from him

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      He did, The Pale King.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The Pale King.
        is he good

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It is a fantastic novel, all about life inundated in information and constant stimulation.

          >inb4 Wikipedia

          Also I know what he said and I don't think it changes my opinion. I admit I'm not being generous to him, I'm just trying to articulate why I think his stuff rubs me the wrong way even though I generally enjoy it.

          Someone so terrible at articulating their own thoughts should probably not be criticizing the writing of others. At least put in a little effort instead of just spewing what ever comes to mind.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    He never finished The Pale King. I just want more of his books =[

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pale King is a weird one, beyond all the metafictional titty-pinching there's this somewhat portentous quality to it, odd given how carefully he'd avoided it in all his previous fiction.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >titty-pinching
        not to mention shoe-squeezing

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    le keep it to yourself

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've only read IJ but his prose there had this anemic, dorky quality to it. Like you could hear the mediocre English Lit. teacher reciting the story to you and just going on and on.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I read that book in my internal voice and feel personally attacked by this post, mostly because of the accuracy of it.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to like his youtube video interviews. Now that I grew up after 17, he gives off this gut feeling that he is a dickhead.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah he definitely comes across like that. My generous interpretation is that he had a lot of deep thoughts about the world and was well aware that saying them aloud made him sound pretentious and so tried to mitigate that with self-deprecation which ironically often ends up making him seem a bit of a tool - but I don't blame him for that, I think he was just an awkward guy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      a dickhead, maybe
      a recently circumcised dick head that's why
      he wore the bandage on head ?

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who is that?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ringo

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        this is disinfo / misinfo, Homeland Security, pls ‘save me’ like you saved Afghanistan, the pic in the op is clearly john lennon.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i like DFW because he uses a lot of good words and comes more good words in absence of one. "amphetminic" is one I like a lot
    also E Pluribus Unum is one of the best essays I've ever read and he's completely right about everything

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >comes
      up with

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are?

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    because he's popular
    it's only good if normies don't like it or don't know about it

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    he abandoned us

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like pop culture.

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