Month: April 2013

The despair and genius of David Foster Wallace and Marcus Aurelius

It is always somewhat uncomfortable reading something a writer was working on when he died. When I read Vladimir Nabokov’s The Original of Laura I wondered about his potential future: what might have been if he had lived to finish

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Updike’s Terrorist

Is there anything you would die for? Your friends, family, country, or God, perhaps? Is there anything you would kill for? Now for a harder question: is there anything you would kill innocent people for? Yesterday I sat and brooded

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